Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies.  I’ve never been a fan.  I’ve always believed you have to like peanut butter to like peanut butter cookies.  Makes sense, right?  And, it’s held true for every peanut butter cookie I’ve ever had.  Until now…

When my peanut butter cookie-loving hubby asked for some, I decided to try a new recipe, so I headed straight to my Flour Cookbook.  It’s one of my favorite cookbooks.  {By the way, if you haven’t picked up a copy of Joanne Chang’s Flour Cookbook, you really, really should.  It’s full of delicious recipes, and I love every recipe I’ve tried.  This has definitely become one of my go-to cookbooks!}

These cookies proved once again how yummy Joanne’s recipes are.  They are soft and chewy, and have this delicious and not too overpowering taste of peanut butter.  I used crunchy peanut butter so you can taste little bits of peanut in every bite. They’re crunchy, sweet and salty, and delicious.  If my hubby had his wish, I’d make these for him every week.  I definitely don’t have a problem with that anymore!

So, in addition to being amazing, Joanne now has the distinct honor of being the one baker to make me like peanut butter cookies!


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.  Set aside.
  • With your electric mixer on medium high speed, beat together the butter and both sugars until light.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Beat in the peanut butter for a few minutes until combined.
  • On low speed, add in the flour mixture.  Mix until combined with the peanut butter mixture.
  • Using a measuring tablespoon, form the cookie dough into balls, and drop onto the prepared cookie sheets.  Make a criss-cross pattern with a fork, and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies turn golden brown.  Cool before enjoying!
Makes about 3 dozen cookies (depending on how big you make your cookies).
Adapted from the Flour Cookbook

You might also like

No Comments

Leave a Reply