Clarice's Peanut Butter Cookies

Pat Morris


Ode to Clarice: These are by far the best peanut butter cookies that I have tasted –and they always turn out great. When offering a variety of cookies, these are the first to go.

Clarice and I use to work together at DeKalb Medical Center. People would put in their request for Clarice’s cookies for their birthday, etc. I never tasted the cookies until I asked for the recipe. Now I make them all the time and think of Clarice each time I make and taste these delicious cookies.

You don’t need to use butter –margarine works great! Clarice uses Blue Bonnet Margarine -and I do too.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    blue bonnet margarine (2 sticks)
  • 1 c
    peanut butter (clarice uses kroger brand -any brand will work well)
  • 2
  • 3 c
    white lily self-rising flour or plain flour*
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (not flavoring)

How to Make Clarice's Peanut Butter Cookies


  1. Cream sugar and margarine, add eggs, one at a time and blend well.
  2. Add peanut butter and blend. Add flour, salt and soda. Blend well.
  3. Roll into small balls, shape with a fork (press fork into cookie).
  4. Bake at 375 degrees until light brown (about 10 minutes). Don't over-bake.
  5. NOTE 1: If using self-rising flour, do not use soda or salt.
  6. NOTE 2: White Lily flour is a soft winter wheat flour made in the south and sometimes hard to find in the northern states (although the plant has recently moved from Tennessee to Ohio). White Lily has less Gluten and protein than most national brands of flour. It is said that White Lily flour is the only flour in the United States milled from soft winter wheat, making it perfect for more tender, finely textured cookies, biscuits and pastries.

    If you can't find White Lily flour, don't let that discourage you from making these delicious cookies -you will still get good results.
  7. Yummy! Enjoy!!

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About Clarice's Peanut Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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