Gramma's Unbelieveable Peanut Butter Cookies

Gramma's Unbelieveable Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Kathy Schroeder


This recipe was passed down from my great grandmother. She made these during the depression. They are called unbelievable, because they do not require flour.My mother taught me to make them at an early age. Just as she had been taught. I in turn, taught my children . These have won blue ribbons in 3 states at the county fair, as well as grand champion at the state fair in two states! So far, at least five generations of our family have made them. Simple to make, and even better to eat!

★★★★★ 1 vote
makes 2-3 dozen cookies
10 Min
10 Min


1 c
peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (your choice)
1 c
granulated sugar
1 Tbsp
hot water
1 tsp
vanilla (optional)

How to Make Gramma's Unbelieveable Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then cream peanut butter and sugar with a fork.
  • 2Add egg stir until blended, then add hot water, stir as well.
  • 3Add vanilla if you want, although not essential. (Gramma did not always have it on hand during the depression.)
  • 4Place rounded teaspoons on cookie sheet. 1 inch apart.then using a fork , press cookie dough in two different directions to make a criss cross pattern.
  • 5Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes then remove from oven. Cool, then enjoy!

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About Gramma's Unbelieveable Peanut Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids