Great Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Always the best:  Great Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Great Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies recipe - from

My great grandmother made the best peanut butter cookies- slightly crunchy and flaky, and now I’m sharing her recipe with you.

Lucky you!

Great Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies recipe - from

These peanut butter cookies turn out to be thin, chewy and slightly crispy.

This recipe makes a huge batch, but with cookies that addicting… it’s a good thing!  Grandma’s always make the best recipes.  These are simply the best peanut butter cookies!

Great Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies recipe - from

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Great Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, butter, milk and vanilla, and beat with an electric mixer. Add the peanut butter and sugars to the egg mixture. Mix well- the mixture will be a little weird until the dry ingredients are added!
  3. Sift the flour, soda and salt into a medium bowl. Gradually mix in to the wet mixture.
  4. Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto foiled or lightly greased cookie pans (or use parchment paper). Press down lightly with sugared fork (crisscross to make design).
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are set and no longer gooey. Cool well before storing in a covered container.
  • Don't use natural peanut butter for this recipe. It just won't turn out the best. Creamy peanut butter vs. crunchy peanut butter is entirely your preference.
  • Using a sugared fork will ensure that the fork will not stick to the dough.