Peanut Butter Cookies

Author: Meera, December 11, 2015

I sometimes have to resort to bribes to get a helping hand with farmette chores. A bribe that nearly always works is the promise of freshly baked , homemade cookies.



These cookies are characterized by a golden brown color and lovely texture

These cookies are characterized by a golden brown color and lovely texture



The old standard peanut butter cookie is a family favorite. These cookies are easy-peasy to make and bake. Best of all, they’re delicious. If they aren’t devoured the same day they’re made, they tend to get a little crisper with time.


Peanut Butter Cookies




8 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup chunky peanut butter

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper (or foil)




Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Cream the butter and peanut butter with the sugars until smooth.

Add one egg at a time to the mix, beating after each addition.

Add vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture of wet ingredients.

Make each cookie by rolling 1 teaspoon of the dough at a time.

Place cookies about 2 1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

Flatten with  the tines of a fork or bottom of a jar.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Slide paper from pans to racks and let cool.

Store in a cookie tin or a container with a tight-fitting lid (place wax paper between cookie layers).




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The book cover for my debut novel, the first in the Henny Penny Farmette mystery series






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