Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

June 10, 2019

It may seem strange, but I associate peanut butter with summer. My Grandmother’s house did not have air conditioning. I remember sitting in front of the fan eating a peanut butter sandwich on hot summer days. In my own way, I am trying to carry on that tradition. Our family’s peanut butter cookie recipe is perfect for Litha. The cookies are light, not too sweet and easy to make.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • Stick of Butter (Or Butter Substitute)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1-1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together peanut butter, butter, sugar and egg. In the past, I have used crunchy peanut butter and smooth peanut butter. I always just use whatever is in the pantry.

Batter before adding flour and baking soda

Slowly add flour and baking soda to the dough.

Finished Cookie Dough
Finished cookie dough

Use a cookie scoop to place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Dip a fork in flour. Use the fork to press a hashtag pattern into each cookie.

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are slightly brown. They should still be a little soft in the middle. My Mother would cook them until they were crisp and a little crunchy. I prefer a softer cookie, so I take them out of the oven before they are dark brown on bottom.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies

These quick and easy cookies are a must for our Litha celebration. They aren't too sweet which makes them perfect for a hot summer day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Easy, Litha, Quick
Servings: 22 Cookies
Calories: 129kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1-1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix peanut butter, butter, sugar and egg.
  • Slowly add flour and baking soda to the batter. Mix well.
  • Use a cookie scoop to place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Dip a fork in flour. Use the fork to press a hashtag pattern into each cookie.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookies are slightly brown. (They should still be a little soft in the middle.)
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Looking for another cookie recipe that is perfect for Litha? View our Old Fashioned Southern Tea Cakes recipe.

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If you bake your own peanut butter cookies, please leave a picture in the comments below. I would love to see your creations. Happy Litha!

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