Friday Nostalgia…in my kitchen…Peanut Butter Cookies/Biscuits…

When my kids were young I used to make cookies all the time..not so much now but as my grandchildren like homemade cookies, I am getting back into the swing of things…We love Peanut butter and it is one of the easiest butters to make and tastes so good…so I thought why not Peanut Butter Cookies…


  • 1 1/2(180g) cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(250g) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup(100g) raw brown sugar
  • 1/2(100g) cup sugar
  • 1 cup(250g) peanut butter…I used my homemade peanut butter.
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp (3g) baking powder

Let’s Bake!

Pre-heat oven 350F/177C

Sift the flour and baking powder then whisk to combine.

Cream together the butter and sugar either in a stand mixer or the old fashioned way with a wooden spoon…a good arm exercise…

Add the peanut butter and mix thoroughly…

Mix in the vanilla extract and the beaten egg then fold in the flour.

Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

As this dough does not spread(because) of the peanut butter like most cookie doughs flatten the dough with the tines of a fork making a crisis cross pattern.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes then remove from the oven but leave to cool on the baking tray or they will break..they will firm up as they cool down.

Cooks Notes:

My taste testers especially Lily really loved these cookies.

I found it quite difficult to get the criss-cross pattern the balls must be no bigger than 1 in diameter I then found putting the mix in the fridge and having damp hands made for better balls..wasn’t sure if I should rephrase that…lol

I also used a wooden skewer and found if I rolled it off the dough it came off and left a better imprint…it did take practice…by my 4th attempt they did look more like cookies…

I found my dough did spread more than it said in the original recipe however my PB was homemade and therefore maybe the texture and ingredients being different to a mass-produced PB made a softer mixture…just a guess.

My first ones were not pretty as you can see…but they tasted good…Enjoy!











61 thoughts on “Friday Nostalgia…in my kitchen…Peanut Butter Cookies/Biscuits…

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  2. lssattitudeofgratitude

    Peanut butter cookies are my second favorite only to chocolate chip. IMHO there is no such a thing as a good store bought PB cookie. Because I am the only one who likes peanut butter cookies, I rarely make them anymore. Your recipe sounds delightful.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Lauren… anyone can have my choc chip cookies…I love chocolate just not in cookies my favs are coconut cookies followed closely by PB ones 🙂 x

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  3. petespringerauthor

    I eat peanut butter every day, Carol. Some foods get tiresome if you eat them regularly, but peanut butter is not one of them. I like to bake cookies, and peanut butter cookies are in my top five.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I love it! how our tastes develop over the years, Steve…I disliked olives and bell peppers and now I love them…always loved sprouts though…go figure… you can’t second guess a child taste buds…lol

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  5. beetleypete

    As much as I like to eat nuts of all kinds, I never liked the taste of peanut butter, even as a child. But I would definitely try one of your biscuits, Carol. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  6. allysnotebook

    You’re very welcome Carol. Thank you for sharing, I have saved your recipe. I plan to make them for my son and family at Christmas…..that’s if the border is open, closed now because of covid.

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  7. allysnotebook

    Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies. I used to sometimes stay with my Nana during the school holidays. Nana would roast peanuts and cool them ready for me to make the Peanut Brownies…oh so yummy.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree peanut anything is so yummy …Lily really loved these cookies I have just put some more in the oven for her 🙂 Peanut Brownies sound just delicious, Ally 🙂 x


      1. allysnotebook

        Peanut Brownies
        125g softened butter
        1 cup sugar
        1 egg
        1 1/2 cups standard flour
        1 teaspoon baking powder
        Pinch of salt
        2 tablespoons cocoa
        1 cup peanuts, roasted and husked

        Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together. Mix into creamed mixture. Add cold peanuts and mix well. Roll tablespoon of mixture into balls. Place on greased oven trays. Flatten with a floured fork. Bake at 150 c for 30 minutes or until pale golden. Makes about 30 … Enjoy 🙂.

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