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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies – An Old Fashioned Drop Cookie Favorite

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Leanna’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

This old fashioned  peanut butter cookie recipe is one that this Grandmother made as a teenager, so its at least 40 years old.  Believe it or not I loathed peanut butter cookies growing up, the way they stuck to the top of my mouth literally made me gag.  Everyone else loved peanut butter cookies, one day Mom suggested adding coconut to see if it would help. Ever since these have been my favorite cookie.  Funny part is, I still only eat my own.  I hope you love them.

The great thing about making old fashioned recipes is they contain old fashioned ingredients.  Typical ingredients most of us have in our pantries.  These recipes were designed to feed a hungry family quickly.  I love the no fuss no muss of old fashioned recipes and nothing is easier than a simple drop cookie recipe.  You don’t need to roll them into little balls, how easy is that?

A stack of homemade Peanut Butter Cookies . The best peanut butter cookie ever.

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients

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1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs 

1 cup peanut butter

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2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup coconut

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These cookies are so good with coffee or dunked with milk.  Addictive and so good.  

Classic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe from Scratch.

Directions for Making Peanut Butter Drop Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream butter until fluffy about 2 minutes, add sugar a little bit at a time, continuing to beat.  Add eggs one at a time, continue beating on low.  Add the peanut butter and vanilla mix until combined.  Turn off the mixer.

In a medium size bowl add the flour, baking soda, and salt,  blend to disperse the baking soda. 

Add to the peanut butter mixture, and mix until blended.  Add the coconut.  

Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  I use a cookie scoop. Press with a fork.  

Place in 375 F oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes 4 dozen large cookies.

Dunking moist and chewy homemade cookies in milk.

I have started a board on Pinterest for all my favorite Old Fashioned Recipe that Mom Use to Make.  I am filling it with all my favorite tried and true recipes. 

Easy recipe for homemade peanut butter cookies.

Dunking moist and chewy homemade cookies in milk.

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

The best peanut butter cookie recipe ever. This Grandma has been baking these cookies forever. Its my tried and proven favorite peanut butter cookie recipe.
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour 2
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter until fluffy about 2 minutes, add sugar a little bit at a time, continuing to beat.
  • Add eggs one at a time, continue beating on low. 
  •  Add the peanut butter and vanilla mix until combined.  Turn off the mixer.
  • In a medium size bowl add the flour, baking soda, and salt,  blend to disperse the baking soda. 
  • Add to the peanut butter mixture, and mix until blended.  Add the coconut.  
  • Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  I use a cookie scoop. Press with a fork.  
  • Place in 375 F oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes 4 dozen large cookies.

Notes

 
 
 
 
 
 
Servings: 48 cookies

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