Monday, February 14, 2022

Peanut Butter Cookies

Would you like some favorite peanut butter cookies?  You can choose plain or the chocolate chip variation. 

I'm using a favorite teacup and teapot that some dear friends gave to me.  It's so romantic looking with the roses on it.  The day I made these cookies, my son Kevin, DIL, Kristen, and granddaughters Harper and Hayden came over after mountain biking.  You should see the little girls fly on their bikes!!  They couldn't keep their hands off the warm cookies.  I think they loved them. 

My table covering is a soft pale pink throw.  My lady head vase is filled with alstroemeria, which seem to last me a long time.  The picture was from an Alaskan cruise that my late beloved and I took back in 2006.

The teas are from Adagio.  Hugs and Kisses is an herbal tea, Ripe for Romance is a black tea, and Sweet Nothings is a white tea.  

Yield: About 3 dozen
Author: Kitty, but from The Best Recipe cookbook from Cook's Illustrated
Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a family favorite cookie, with a chocolate chip variation. I made half plain, and the other half with chocolate chips.


  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup roasted salted peanuts, ground in food processor to resemble bread crumbs


  1. Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower-middle positions and heat to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. With electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the bowl as necessary. Beat in peanut butter until fully incorporated, then eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Gently stir dry  ingredients into peanut butter mixture.  Add ground peanuts; stir gently until just incorporated. See NOTE.
  4. Roll dough into 2" balls. Place on the lined cookie sheets, leaving 2 and 1/2" between each ball. Press dough twice with dinner fork dipped in cold water to make crisscross design.
  5. Bake, reversing position of sheets halfway through baking time, until cookies are puffed and slightly brown along the edges, but not on top, 10-12 minutes. Cookies will not look fully baked. Cool cookies on cookie sheet until set, about 4 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to completely cool.


Variation: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Follow recipe, adding 1 and 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips with the ground nuts.

I took out half the dough and left it plain, and added 3/4 cup chocolate chips to the other half.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. when do you incorporate the dry ingredients ? you do not say

    1. Thank you so much for catching this. I updated the instructions.

  2. Oh yum! I love peanut butter cookies!

  3. Good Morning Kitty, I love your pretty rose covered plate, teapot, teacup! I’d love a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie (or two :) this morning. What a wonderful photo of you and your sweetheart. Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day. ♥

  4. Such a pretty setting for this day, Kitty. I love that you honor your beloved. That's a great picture. Enjoy the day.

  5. He was a Handsome man, sweet friend...Beautiful tea china! Love anything in pink roses.

  6. Happy Valentine's Day, Kitty! I love your beautiful tea set and such a lovely photo of you and your sweetheart. Your peanut butter recipe sounds wonderful and I'd love to try them with chocolate chips. Glad you family got to enjoy them right out of the oven. ♥

  7. Love the picture of you and your beloved Kitty. Handsome ma he was. I know he is sadly missed. The cookies look so yummy!!!! I hope your day is wonderful and that you feel the love of Christ pour out upon you on this Valentines day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. What a great photo of you and your Beloved.💕

  9. Sweet photo, lovely memories and a charming table. Have a nice day. xo, V.

  10. I love the photo of you and your late beloved Kitty. Thanks for sharing the peanut butter cookie recipe. Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day.

  11. I like your special Valentine's teas Kitty, ♥perfect with a cookie-enjoy:@)

  12. I heart this romantic tea time setting!

    I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off freshly baked peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! I wished we had Adagio teas up here. The pricey "international" shipping and customs fees are so prohibitive.

  13. A lovely post.
    I do like the photograph of you and your late beloved, and those cookies look good.

    Have a lovely day and a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

  14. How sweet to see the photo of you and your late husband.
    Peanut butter cookies are delicious - no wonder your family couldn't resist them. The Adagio tea packages are so pretty.

  15. Happy Valentine's Day, Kitty! Such a lovely photo of you and your sweetheart. I'll have to remember to make your peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Peanut butter cookies are my nephew/godson's favorite cookies. Glad your family got to enjoy them right out of the oven.

  16. What a beautiful heart plate Kitty! And homemade peanut butter cookies, yum! Such a wonderful photo of you and your beloved husband in your pretty Valentine vignette!

  17. Oh, these sound wonderful! I made some peanut butter blossoms recently for my family. I never thought about putting the chocolate chips in the actual cookies. I will have to try that sometime! Sending love and hugs your way today, sweet friend.

  18. Such a cute vignette, especially the lady vase. PB cookies are always a good idea!

  19. Wonderful picture of you and your husband. Great memories.
    Those cookies look so good. I can visualize the grands grabbing the warm cookies. Wish I had a few right now.
    Pretty Valentine styling. You have so many beautiful tea cups and tea pots.

  20. Yummy cookies and I bet so delicious when warm from the oven. The rose teapot and cup is so beautiful, love the tablecloth too. I would choose one of each.

  21. oh all so pretty, lovely, and yummy, kitty!


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