Peanut Butter Cookies Just Like Grandma Used to Make!

I must apologize to those of you who can’t have peanut butter – because these Peanut Butter Cookies are amazing!

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They also happen to be the ONLY cookies I can make.


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I can cook delicious meals and bake nummy desserts like cheesecake and apple crisp. But I cannot for the life of me make cookies. 

Except theses Peanut Butter Cookies just like my grandma used to make. It’s her recipe actually. So dear sweet angel Grandma, thank you!

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And thank you to my kitchen helpers – if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t bake at all!

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These peanut butter cookies are just like the ones my grandma used to make! Except these days I used white rice flour to make them gluten free. :) They still taste the same!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10
  • 1¼ cups flour (all purpose or white rice)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup softened butter or margorine
  • ½ cup peanut butter (room temp.)
  • ½ cup brown sugar - packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Have baking sheets ready. Do NOT grease. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream both butters until light.
  4. Add both sugars and cream thoroughly.
  5. Beat in egg.
  6. Stir in Vanilla.
  7. Add flour to butter and sugar mixture in 2 or 3 portions, mixing well after each.
  8. Chill dough for 1 hour or so in the fridge.
  9. Measure level tablespoon of dough and shape into balls. Place 2" apart on cookie sheet.

  10. Press each twice with a fork dipped in cold water to make #.
  11. Bake 10-12 minutes or until delicately brown.
  12. Remove immediately from baking sheet to cooling racks.

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    My husband loves peanut butter cookies and my step-daughters love making them! I love that you have this recipe from your grandma. I don’t know if my mom has any recipes passed down, I’ll have to ask her!

    My go to cookie recipe is Oatmeal raisin, they always turn out really good and I can’t stop eating them when I do make them!

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    Grandmothers are such special people in our lives! I have many recipes that are my grandmother’s as well! I seldom make peanut butter cookies, although I made lots of other types of cookies, but these look so good Shannon! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

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    I love a good peanut butter cookie! My grandma shared her recipes with me too. She passed away in 2012 and I kept all of her handwritten recipe cards in a scrapbook. I’ve made a few and posted one recently on my blog.