The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

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I’m showing you how to make the best peanut butter cookies ever today! It’s my sister-in-law Pat’s peanut butter cookie recipe with Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses. Now they make dark chocolate kisses! Love it! This is really a tribute to her for being an awesome Aunt to my girl’s when they were growing up in Utah, and into their adult life as well. Pat turned 77 this year, she would always have a treat for them when we would go visit her. I still remember her using her apron to wipe their noses because they had fallen outside and came in crying. She always had her arms open to love everyone. I have a PRINTABLE recipe for you below.

As I looked for this recipe in my recipe book, I could see that it makes several cookies. Of course, it depends on the size of the cookie scoop, but I usually get 48 cookies from this recipe. This must be why we always looked forward to her bringing them to the family reunions each year because we could each have one or two or more!!. Thanks to Aunt Pat for the wonderful memories, and this yummy peanut butter cookie recipe!

I use a 1/8 cup cookie scoop to make these yummy cookies. Norpro 703 Grip-EZ 2-Tablespoon Stainless Scoop and my favorite cookie spatula: OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula

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You can grease the pan or use a Silpat liner. Skip the vegetable spray and use this mat forever! Norpro 703 Grip-EZ 2-Tablespoon Stainless Scoop

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 dozen
  • 5 cups flour I use white bread flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups soft butter
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 bag chocolate kisses-unwrapped this is optional-cookies are yummy plain
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, soda, salt, peanut butter, and vanilla. Gradually add the flour until blended well. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of balls you make. After baking, immediately add an unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie. (This is optional)

Let me know if you love peanut butter cookies as much as I do! Do you put chocolate kisses, chips or nuts in yours? I would love to hear. May God bless you for being prepared for the unexpected.

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My favorite things:

Silpat AE420295-07 Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8″ x 16-1/2″

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

Norpro 703 Grip-EZ 2-Tablespoon Stainless Scoop

WaterBrick – 4 Pack Blue with Spigot

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10 thoughts on “The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

  • June 22, 2016 at 9:39 am

    My daughter is ALWAYS asking for Peanut Butter Cookies and so one day I asked her if they were her favorite, and she said they were only ONE of her favorites. I asked her why she only asked for peanut butter cookies all the time then, and she said, because YOU are allergic to peanuts and that means more for me!

    Oh I love the smell of peanuts too. I’m not BAD allergic, but told it could get bad and not to even try to have any. So I can still have them in the house and still can cook with them, but like she said, more for her–rather all for the family, save me! Oh the pictures are so mouth watering! I have peanut butter cookie envy! I remember how smooth and yummy peanut butter is.

    I MUST make these!

    • June 24, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Debbie, I’ve heard how dangerous it is to be allergic to peanuts. They won’t even pass them out on an airplane if you tell them you are allergic to peanuts. I love the comment more for her! Hugs! Linda

  • June 24, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I won’t get any, but I’m making these for the family this weekend for our upcoming camping trip.

    I need to also make some granola, a kind without peanuts. Sometimes I can substitute sunflower nuts and/or almonds. Tree nuts are okay. I need to find a good recipe for granola. The thing is, I think I have everything I need to make it in food storage. We’re still working on building that up, but part of doing that is learning to use it and rotating, so I think it would be great if my daughter and I could make some granola completely out of the food storage. Do you have a good recipe?

    Can’t wait. I’m working out our menus for the trip. We love camp food.

    • June 24, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Debbie, this is one of my favorite recipes for granola. It has a lot of nuts, here’s the link:

    • June 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Debbie, please remember to store your nuts in the freezer as they will go rancid. Linda

    • June 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Debbie, here is another one that is really good, I need to make a post with these:


      Place the following in a large bowl and set aside:

      32 ounces oatmeal uncooked

      6 ounces puffed rice cereal

      1 cup sunflower seeds

      1-1/2 cups sliced or slivered almonds

      2 cups unsweetened coconut

      Put the following ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat and stir altogether:

      1-3/4 cup honey

      1 1/2 cups Olive Oil

      2 tsp. salt

      4 T. cinnamon
      After cooking over low heat add 2 tsp. vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients above. Place in a greased 9 by 13-inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn the oats halfway through the 30 minutes to maintain even browning so the edges do not burn. Enjoy!

  • June 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I didn’t know about keeping nuts in the freezer. I keep rotating nuts in the food storage because we eat a lot of nuts, and I figured I’d use them by the “use by” date. How long do they last in the freezer?

    Love the looks of that second granola recipe! The first one (the link) didn’t come through. For the second one, I have everything I need in food storage. I like to impress on my daughter how great it is to have food storage, so when we have a food storage recipe that we’ve tried, we keep the recipe on a card in a special box. That means if we need to use food storage that we have recipes (tried and true) that we can put together, knowing everything’s there.

    I like the heavy use of the olive oil in that recipe. We need that for calories. You go on a long hiking trail, you crave the carbs big time. We’ll try it!

    • June 26, 2016 at 6:42 am

      Hi Debbie, I buy all kinds of nuts and put them in either mason jars and seal them and place them in the freezer or the bags and seal them as well before putting them in the freezer. Great idea about the box with food storage recipes, I love that! I’m glad you found my website too! Hugs, Linda

  • June 24, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    The end of my note didn’t come through.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad I found your website!


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