Nan's Peanut Butter Cookies

What kid doesn't remember what a treat it was to go to Grandma's house and get cookies and a glass of milk?  This is my Grandmother's diet free Peanut Butter Cookie recipe:

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.


1/2 cup (1 stick)

Butter at room temperature

1/2 cup

Crunchy Peanut Butter, also at room temperature

1/2 cup

Granulated Sugar

1/2 cup

Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon



Beaten egg

1 1/4 cups


3/4 Teaspoon


1/4 Teaspoon

Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon

Baking Powder

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powders in a mixing bowl.  In a separate mixing bowl, combine the beaten egg, brown sugar, vanilla, granulated sugar, and butter. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly.  I add about 1/3 of the dry ingredients at a time, to further ensure mixing thoroughly.

Is your oven at 375 degrees?  If it is, you are just about ready to bake some cookies.

On a standard sized  (11x17") cookie sheet, place rounded tablespoons of dough in a 3x4 pattern. (I use a 50mm melon scooper.) Take a fork and smash the dough flat and round leaving fork imprints in the dough. I line the baking sheet with parchment paper first.  Parchment paper just makes the cookies come off the sheet easier and the cleanup is a snap.

Now toss them into 375 degree oven and let them bake for about ten minutes.  I bake mine until they are a little crisp and brown on the edges. Midway through baking I exchange the top cookie sheet with the bottom cookie sheet, rotating them as well. This promotes even cookie doneness.  You can expect that this recipe yields about two (plus) dozen cookies.

Thanks Nan, this memory is indelible and eatable.