So this is the other cookie I decided to bake for my work bake sale. It’s your basic old fashioned peanut butter cookie. My mom used to make them all the time and it always conjures up images of childhood. There’s something about the imprint of the fork tines in the cookie. It just makes the cookie. If there ain’t no fork marks in it…well…it just aint’ a peanut butter cookie.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
adapted from Kraft Canada

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup each of firmly packed brown sugar and granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat peanut butter, butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended after each addition.

Drop tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Flatten each, in criss-cross pattern, with tines of fork.

Bake8 to 10 min. or until golden brown. Cool 5 min. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks; cool completely.