Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Embark on a journey to peanut butter perfection with these timeless Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. Born from the simple yet irresistible combination of creamy peanut butter and sweet brown sugar, these cookies are a beloved staple in kitchens around the world. With their signature crisscross pattern and melt-in-your-mouth texture, each bite is a nostalgic ode to homemade goodness. Whether enjoyed fresh out of the oven with a cold glass of milk or shared with friends and family at gatherings, these Classic Peanut Butter Cookies are sure to evoke warm memories and satisfy every craving for that timeless, comforting taste.


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar



  1. In a large mixing bowl beat peanut butter, butter, and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll balls in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the tines of a fork, flatten balls by making crisscross marks on top. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Tips: Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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