Peanut Butter Cookies

Today I share with you the very first recipe my Taste Tester ever made for me. We had only been dating about a month and he surprised me with these when I stopped by to visit one rainy afternoon. After the first bite of these warm and gooey cookies, I knew, he was a keeper.

I ate far too many of these that afternoon. This recipe produces big, soft chewy cookies with a nice peanut butter flavor. He found the recipe in some old church cookbook his mom (now my mother in-law) had purchased for him. Little did she know it would help him snag a wife :)

Whenever I have a bad day, or if he just wants to cheer me up, these are cookies he makes for me and they always bring a smile to my face. If you are looking for a great basic peanut butter cookie recipe, here is one to try!

I rate this recipe a 9

Peanut Butter Cookies
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1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup butter flavor Crisco (or butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Reese’s Pieces (as many as you want)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray mini muffin pan with cookie spray

In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. Slowly add the flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until combined. Stir in Reese’s Pieces.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out about 2 TBS of dough, shape into a ball. Slightly press down on baking sheet.

Bake for about 8-12 minutes or until golden. Do not overbake.

.Remove from oven to cool.

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21 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. That’s such a cute story to go along with the cookies. :3 And the cookies look really delicious; I love Reese’s Pieces, and I think I might even like peanut butter cookies more than chocolate chip cookies~.

    I did end up making your Peanut Butter Balls, and they were wonderful! I wrote a blog entry on my take of them, if you’re interested in seeing them. :) I made sure to link back to your blog, as well. http://happycatmint.blogspot.com/2011/09/cooking-with-catmint-peanut-butter_08.html

    • thats is a cute story, and those cookies look great by the way. im 21 and making pastries and cookies and sweets has always been my hobby. ive been messing around with for 5 years now . It is a power that god has bestowed on me, lol i think that cookies are the basic of baking and a stepping stone to more complicated recipes like cakes and especially pies. The dreaded cherry pie is the hardest to make.

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  3. Ok so I’m 13 and I love to bake. My older brother loves peanut butter cookies. So, I made these and he said they were the best cookies I had ever made. They were delicious. And tonight he made me make 48 of these cookies. They are just great and Im coming to your website every time I want to make a dessert. ;)

  4. Wowee! I didnt think it would be possible for a non-baker like me to create the perfect American style peanut butter cookie! – being English and having to sub a few ingredients….. But I tried these today and they were amazing! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe! Loved them!

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