Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

This past week, I’ve been trying to make recipes that utilize ingredients that I already have in the house …  ingredients that would have to be thrown out before we moved.  Like butter.  And eggs.

And peanut butter. Red heart

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

(Modified from this recipe)

Makes 24-28 cookies (depending on how big you make them!)


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. With your mixer, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat with mixer until fluffy.
  3. With a spoon (I used a wooden spoon), stir in peanut butter.
  4. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into the peanut butter mixture. Stir with spoon to combine.
  5. Refrigerate dough for two hours.
  6. After two hours, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  7. Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough. Place balls of dough onto cookie sheet. Press each cookie down slightly with a fork.
  8. Bake for about 12-14 minutes. Cookies should look a little dry on top. (Note: if you are using two oven racks, switch cookie sheets halfway through baking, so that the one sheet of cookies isn’t on the bottom rack the whole time. This will help prevent the bottoms from burning.)
  9. After a couple of minutes of cooling on cookie sheets, transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
  10. Enjoy!





These cookies are definitely what I think of when I hear “old-fashioned peanut butter cookies.”


They’re soft and have a rich peanut butter flavor.  They aren’t the chewy kind of cookie … they’re more like a shortbread texture.


If you love peanut butter as much as I do, you won’t be disappointed by this recipe.  So go ahead.  Make these and treat yourself today! Winking smile


Question for ya …

Do you ever hunt for recipes that will help you use up ingredients?

Do you have a favorite “old-fashioned” dessert?

Whatcha up to this weekend?

We’re moving to Atlanta!!!  Whoooo-hooo!! Open-mouthed smile



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15 Responses to Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Gretchen

    Those look delicious!
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  2. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    you KNOW i love peanut butter as much as you do. ;) i was eagerly awaiting this recipe, so i’m glad it popped up this morning!
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  3. Theresa

    ahhh i love old fashioned PB cookies, i’ve also gone crazy and added some nutella to my recipe ;)

    good luck with your move!!
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  4. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    Im always on the hunt for stuff to use up random ingredients it seems like! (bananas a lot of times… thus all the banana recipes on my blog haha)
    Hope your move goes smoothly!! SO exciting!

  5. amy @ fearless homemaker

    i love cookies like this + yours look fab! have a great weekend!
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  6. Michelle @ Our Dream, Made Out of Real Things

    Good Luck on your move! I hope those Peanut Butter cookies will fill you up as you go on your journey; I’m super jealous of your cooking abilities. However, you have inspired me to make a peanut butter green monster this afternoon :)
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  7. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I want these right now. I absolutely love peanut butter cookies!! I LOVE homemade ice cream…it’s so delicious :D . Good luck with your move this weekend!
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  8. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    good luck on the move! Can’t wait to hear how it all goes!! I’ll be praying for a smooth transition.
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  9. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    I’m lovin’ the fork presses on these babies! Why haven’t I ever thought of that?
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  10. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Mmm you know I love some peanut butter! I make an old fashioned apple pie every once in a while (not now when apples are $2 per pound!). I used to search the kraft website because they have a search engine where you can put in the ingredients you want to use.

    GOOD LUCK MOVING!!! Praying for you sweet friend!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks so much, Natalie!! Hope you’re doing well! I’ve been away from the blog world for several days! ;)

  11. Kat

    peanut butter cookies have my heart. Although in terms of old fashioned, they arent really peanut butter cookies without the kiss in the middle!!
    Good luck with your move love!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Ooh I think I need to make the ones with the kiss next time!! ;)

  12. Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart

    Good Luck with your move!
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  13. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    These look lovely!

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