• 83 Ratings

Double this recipe to make six dozen cookies. If you're a chocolate fan, sandwich a couple Peanut Butter Cookies together with a bit of chocolate frosting.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr
8 mins at 375° per batch
Makes about 3 dozen cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large mixing bowl beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough in 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies by making crisscross marks with fork tines, dipping fork in sugar between flattening each cookie. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks. Cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Peanut Butter-Toffee Cookies:

Stir 1 cup toffee pieces, chocolate-covered toffee pieces, or coarsely chopped chocolate-covered English toffee bar into the dough with the flour.

Test Kitchen Tip:

Double this recipe to make 6 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 13mg; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 0g; protein 2g; calcium 10mg; iron 0mg.


83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
These cookies are simple & easy to make. Very good & tasty ¿¿Just make sure they don't bake longer than 8 minutes .
Rating: 4 stars
This cookie recipe is a sad imitation of my BH&G Peanut Butter Crisscrosses in the BH&G red & white checked cookbook I received as a wedding shower gift in December 1965. Your recipe here is just okay whereas mine is downright yummy.
Rating: Unrated
I have been making this recipe for years .Honestly you can not find a recipe better then this one .My family loves them.
Rating: Unrated
Is it really necessary to shape into balls??