Old Fashioned Peanut Butter cookies

Linda Mericle


I found this recipe in a Sur la Table book by Cindy Mushet. I just added the molasses because I like the extra flavor it gives it. Peanut butter cookies is a love/hate thing and I happen to love them. I hope you do too. This is my go-to recipe for them. You can make them into round balls, poke a hole in the with the end of a wooden spoon and fill with a teaspoon of jam before baking too and you will have thumbprint jam cookies!
Another touch is to roll the balls of dough in finely chopped peanuts before baking.

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makes about 30 cookies
15 Min
10 Min


1/2 c
butter-1 cube
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
white sugar, plus extra in a bowl for topping
1 tsp
3/4 c
crunchy peanut butter
1 Tbsp
1 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp

How to Make Old Fashioned Peanut Butter cookies


  • 1Preheat the ovento350 degrees.Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
    In a standing mixer, or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugars about 2 minutes, until fluffy. Add the egg and beat well, then the vanilla, the peanut butter and the molasses, beating well after each.
  • 2In another bowl whisk your dry ingredients together and add these to the butter mixture all at once and beat at a low speed until just mixed.Scrape down and make sure there are no patches of unmixed flour or butter.
  • 3Spoon out walnut size balls of dough onto the baking sheet. Using a fork and a bowl of white sugar, press the fork flat onto the cookie,dipping in sugar with each press. First going in one direction, then the other. Usually only 2 or 3 presses. These do not spread much so do not have to be spaced far apart.Bake for 9-10 minutes until golden brown around the edges.

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About Old Fashioned Peanut Butter cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom