Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

If you’re looking for the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe, look no further.  My husband loves a thick, yet soft and chewy cookie – so I was on a mission to find and perfect the peanut butter cookie early in our marriage. I tweaked a recipe early on and it has been my reliable go to. I’ve given this recipe out to more people than I can remember!  I hope you enjoy it as well (also very tasty with peanut butter or chocolate chips added!).

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ½ cup butter Crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 heaping cup of creamy peanut butter
  1. Combine flour & baking powder in a small bowl with a whisk and set aside.
  2. Mix softened butter and shortening together in large bowl (I use my Kitchenaid)
  3. Add sugar, brown sugar, salt & vanilla
  4. Add each egg separately until creamy
  5. Mix in peanut butter
  6. Add flour mixture a little at a time until mixed thoroughly
  7. Refrigerate 1 - 3 hours covered
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  9. Gently fork the peanut butter cookies when on cookie sheets
  10. Bake 10 - 12 minutes - when you see golden tips

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  1. TrippyCusp93 says

    My husband eats Peanut Butter like it’s going out of style and I know he would love these cookies! Thanks for sharing this quick and easy recipe!

  2. Beth S. says

    I don’t use crisco anymore. Do you think all butter would work? And I have natural pb, I assume that should work?

  3. Jennifer C. says

    This recipe looks wonderfully yummy. The photo of the cookies looks good enough to eat!!! Yum.

    *** If you add chocolate chips to the recipe as you mentioned, what quantity do you add- 1 cup, or more, or less? Thank you for sharing this recipe! :)

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