Friday, June 24, 2011

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

So Father's Day was last week but I was running a little late.  I got my dad a nice shirt at Nordstrom and wanted to make some cookies to send him too.  He is a peanut butter kind of guy so I figured an old fashioned peanut butter cookie would be good to send him.  I looked all over for a good recipe and ended up combining a few to make this recipe.  As you probably know by now, I add cinnamon to most things I bake, so naturally I added some cinnamon to these cookies.  I really think the cinnamon helps bring out the peanut butter flavor.   Anyway,  these are great classic cookies that are super easy and delicious!  I hope everyone had a great Father's Day, and dad, I hope you enjoy your cookies!

All ready for shipment!
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies - Adapted from Me!
Yield: 2-3 Dozen depending on size
1 Stick Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Egg, room temperature
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Cup Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare baking sheet.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar on medium speed until very light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. 
  3. Add peanut butter and cream until fully combined, about 1 minute. Add egg and vanilla, mix until fully incorporated. 
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then add to wet ingredients and paddle just until dough forms.
  5. Roll dough into balls or just use a scoop for a more organic look. Place 2" apart on baking sheets. Using a fork, gently apply pressure to the top of the cookies, creating a criss-cross pattern, until cookies are 1/2" thick.
  6. Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes, rotating half-way through, until golden. Allow cookies to cool slightly, about 5 minutes, on baking sheets and then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Enjoy!!

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  1. Wow, these look delicious! fan favourite!

  2. There is something wonderful about peanut butter cookies! These look fantastic!

  3. A classic--your photos are amazing too. My tummy is grumbling. You may have inspired me to give this recipe a whirl. I found you from Ekat's kitchen, and would love for you to link up to my Friday Food Linky. Have a great weekend!

  4. Definitely one of my favorite cookies...Gorgeous photos.

  5. These look delicious! A true classic cookie...I'd like to invite you to share on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. My husband is a huge fan of peanut butter and would go crazy for these!

  7. I can never get enough of peanut butter cookies.

  8. Great cookie choice to send to your dad and nice photos. I'm so glad you are participating in my recipe linky party. Would you add my link too like you did for the other hostess? Thanks. :-)

  9. My children just love cookies...anytime! Those looks awesome. Thanks for sharing:)
    Haope to see you on my blog:)

  10. These look great! Love lots of your recipes and lovely photos! I'm your newest follower!

  11. So addicting! The bad (and good) thing about peanut butter cookies is that we always seem to have the ingredients ready to go in the house, so if we have a craving we can just whip them up!

  12. Our whole family loves peanut butter cookies.
    New follower from What's cooking Wednesday.
    Hope you follow back.

  13. I love, love, love peanut butter cookies! These looks so yummy :)

  14. Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - because, well, there's NOTHING better than cookies! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

  15. Your photos look so delicious! I really like the sound of this recipe, especially with the addition of the cinnamon - yum! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch. I've chosen it as one of my featured recipes this week.

  16. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick