Friday, September 11, 2015

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you have a favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe? I didn't, until
I tried this recipe!! It comes from the Gooseberry Patch
cookbook "Autumn in a Jiffy." These Peanut Butter Cookies
are so easy to make and are melt in your mouth good!! A
perfect cookie to whip up on the weekend with your kids!!

My daughter and I had so much fun making these!!  Unlike some 
of the more popular recipes on the web,  this cookie dough doesn't 
require chilling (which I love!!) so you'll be enjoying these cookies 
in no time!! They are a little chewy on the outside, soft on the
inside and extremely addictive!!

Just combine your ingredients, then scoop out by tablespoonfuls,
roll into a ball and drop into a bowl with some granulated sugar to 
coat. I used my 1 1/2" cookie scoop which made the process go
even faster.  Then place the sugar coated balls of dough onto a
parchment lined baking sheet and flatten the balls with a fork
in a criss-cross pattern.

The dough is very easy to work with - not sticky at all!!
I love the sugar coating! It gives the cookies a little
sparkle!! We actually added a bit more sugar to the
tops of the cookies before baking!


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy (or crunchy) peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
*1 cup sugar, DIVIDED
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a separate large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, brown
sugar and *1/2 cup sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium
speed until blended; stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture; 
stir until a stiff dough forms. Roll dough into balls by tablespoonfuls.
(I used my 1 1/2" cookie scoop) Roll balls in *remaining sugar; 
place 2 inches apart on parchment lined (or greased) baking 
sheets.  With a fork dipped in sugar, flatten balls in a 
criss-cross pattern. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, 
(mine took 15) until golden. Makes 2-3 dozen (depending on 
how big you make them.)

In the cookbook, these cookies are called "Nanny's
Peanut Butter Goblins." "Nanny" made these every
year for a Halloween Open House. These cookies 
would be perfect for any Holiday Gathering, and would
be the hit of any bake sale!! I highly recommend them!!


  1. Great recipe to make with little ones. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Your photographs of your cookies and macaroons are beautiful! I'm going to try to follow you by bloglovin, but I followed you on pinterest. xoxo Su