Skip to Content

Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Sharing is caring!

This is the best recipe for easy peanut butter cookies that I have ever found.  Some easy peanut butter cookies taste funny, these do not!  I have had this cookie recipe for so long that my handwriting is starting to rub off the recipe card.  I think I got it from my grandmother. 🙂 I use it a lot because it’s one of my favorite yummy cookie recipes

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


My house loves cookies more than most other desserts, but these PB Cookies are the most requested.  Thank goodness, because they are the easiest to make. LOL!

That is it! It says it makes approx 5 dozen, but I have never gotten 5 dozen out of it.  🙂  Maybe my cookies are too big 🙂

easy peanut butter cookies


More Delicious Cookie Recipes:

Want these Easy Peanut Butter cookies in a more heart friendly version?  Check out my newer recipe post to learn to make these Heart Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies using Cheerios!

Need more?  This list of over 20 low calorie cookies is sure to please!

You are going to love eating (and making) these easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies for your family and friends.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Kelli’s Recommended Cookie Making Resources:



Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Peanut Butter Cookies are the best!


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Lg egg
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Beat first 7 ingredients for 2 minutes
  2. Add remaining 3 ingredients and mix until well blended.
  3. Drop into 1/2 in balls onto a greased cookie sheet
  4. Press criss-cross on top of each cookie with a fork that has been dipped in sugar (if you stick the fork under running water first the sugar will stay better long enough to get to the fork)
  5. Bake at 325 for approximately 10 minutes or until the cookies are a beautiful golden brown
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Sharing is caring!


Sunday 31st of October 2021

Best peanut butter cookie recipe 🍪 ever!! Easiest recipe the kids can even do it!! I do add extra peanut butter though! After they ARE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES 🍪!

Kelli Miller

Friday 5th of November 2021

Can you really ever have enough peanut butter?


Tuesday 31st of May 2016

These look so yummy and easy!

Trish @

Thursday 4th of June 2015

I am a fan of the three ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie however I am always up for trying a new recipe that could be come a fast favorite. And your recipe sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Inspiration Link Party. Join us again next week ~ Mon 8p EST - Thurs 8p EST.

Laura at Mommy Maleta

Sunday 24th of May 2015

These look wonderful! I'll be featuring this post tomorrow at the Thoughtful Spot. Thanks for linking up your delicious cookies!


Saturday 23rd of May 2015

Pretty great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I've truly enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts. In any case I will be subscribing on your rss feed and I am hoping you write again very soon!

Skip to Recipe