Food Recipes Old-Fashioned Peanut-Butter Cookies 3.1 (2397) 32 Reviews If you have a jar of peanut butter in the house, you can make these simple cookies right now. With just a handful of pantry staples and a half an hour, you can bake up a batch of these classics for an after school treat or a fuss free dessert. We prefer to use chunky peanut butter but if creamy is all you have on hand, that’s OK too. However, we do recommend using a kid-friendly peanut butter here: the natural varieties will bake into a crumbly cookie which can be tough to transport in lunch boxes. By Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez Gina Marie is a chef and food editor with over 20 years of experience. Her work has appeared in Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appétit, AOL's Kitchen Daily, and Real Simple, among others. Highlights: * Over 20 years of experience in the food industry * Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management degree * Baking & Pastry certificate from the Institute of Culinary Education * Former food editor at Gourmet Magazine Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on March 16, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 75 mins Yield: 36 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cups creamy peanut butter (not the all-natural variety) 1 ½ cups granulated sugar ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ½ teaspoon kosher salt Directions Heat oven to 350° F. Using an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter and sugars on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in the eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. With a lightly floured fork, press the dough to a ⅜-inch thickness, making a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until the edges are set, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 133 Calories 7g Fat 14g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 133 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 12mg 4% Sodium 168mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 14g 5% Total Sugars 13g Protein 4g Calcium 4mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.