Peanut butter cookies are a classic cookie that doesn’t get enough love these days. This updated peanut butter cookie recipe is the best you will try.
When I was a toddler my mom went to nursing school. During that time I stayed with my grandma. We had a lot of fun. My days usually involved watching Dumbo and playing with a vintage wooden circus toy.
The other thing we did often was bake and our favorite thing to bake was peanut butter cookies. I’m sure I baked many dozens of batches of peanut butter cookies with my grandma.
They still are my favorite cookies and I can’t eat one without remembering standing in my grandma’s kitchen on a vintage red stool helping her make the peanut butter cookies from the cookbook she got when she got married.
A few years ago my grandma gave me her cookbook with the peanut butter cookie recipe. It is one of my most treasured possessions.
The cookbook is taped together and falling apart but it’s full of memories. The peanut butter cookie recipe has a note that says “Lisa & Nana yummm!” It makes me smile every time I use the cookbook.
I use a slightly different recipe now because the one in the cookbook has shortening and I have to substitute the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter. But they are just as good! I’ve even made them for my grandma and she said they were just as good as the ones we made if not better.
Don’t forget to make the fork crisscrosses, it’s not really a peanut butter cookie without them and it was my favorite part as a kid.
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 137mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8g Protein: 1g