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My mom has been talking about peanut butter cookies since I’ve moved back to California. So as a dutiful daughter and baker I decided to make her some homemade cookies. I found the recipe from a recipe app on my iPad called Recipebook, but I made a few changes. My mom loves sweet tasting things. So a little extra sugar and peanut butter were a must for my mom’s cookies. If you aren’t into a sweeter cookie, I have the original measurements next to the ones I used for you to try. Keep reading for the recipe…


Total Time: 25 minutes         Cook Time: 8 minutes

1 Cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)

1¼ Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter (original = 1 cup)

1¼ Cup Sugar (original = 1 cup)

2 Pieces of Eggs

2½ cups of All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

½ teaspoon Salt

1½ teaspoon Baking Soda

(1) In a medium size bowl, mix together the butter, peanut butter and sugar with a large spoon until well blended. Beat in eggs.

(2) In a separate small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into the peanut butter mixture.

(3) Cover the bowl with a napkin or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. After the hour remove from oven and place 1″ – 1½” balls of dough on a baking sheet. Get a fork and press down each ball twice, once vertically and once horizontally. I like to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top before I bake them, but you can skip this step if you just want a pure peanut butter cookie.

(4) Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.

(5) Enjoy!!