Best Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies

Over the years, I have made a lot of peanut butter cookies. They are a favourite in my house. I’m always trying different recipes though, trying to re-create the peanut butter cookie experience of my youth. They have to be firm enough to put those classic fork marks on top of (and I’ve been surprised at how many peanut butter cookie recipes make a dough that is too soft to fork!).

These are the cookies I’ve been looking for! And the recipe was right under my nose all along in the classic Joy of Cooking cook book. If you love a good, old-fashioned peanut butter cookie that will melt in your mouth and have those wonderful fork marks, then this is the peanut butter cookie recipe for you!

Adapted from Joy of Cooking | Photo

You might also like:

Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Fantastic, Finally a true peanut butter cookie recipe. Just melts in your mouth.

  2. Glad you enjoyed them, Jennie and Grace. I’m thinking I’m about due to bake a batch myself :)

  3. Thank you Jen, I think this is really the best peanut butter cookies I never made. So good. Thank you for providing this recipe.

  4. Tried these and they were great! For a variation, this recipe for peanut butter cookies is great too:

  5. 375 degrees F. Leah. You’re welcome and enjoy!

  6. At what temperature do I bake these cookies? By the way, thank you for the recipe.

  7. If I recall correctly, Tricia, you should get about 2 dozen.

  8. How many cookies does this recipe yield?

  9. I think it will work with natural peanut butter, Rosie. You’ll may have to experiment with the amount of flour. I’d suggest adding 1 cup at first, then add in 1/4 cup increments if you think it needs more to bring the batter to the right consistency.

  10. Does this recipe work with natural peanut butter?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • Thanks for visiting Food and Family! You can keep up to date with new posts and more by following us on Twitter or Facebook.