Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Of all the bread spreads in the market, my favorite is peanut butter! Not only is it healthy, but since I love peanuts, it has a very wonderful “nutty” smell to it that I particularly like.

So of course when it comes to peanut butter cookies, I’m an absolute fan. I especially love using home-made peanut butter that my mum makes. Here’s my tried and true recipe.

PB Cookies Finished in bowl - WM

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies


1 cup Sugar

1 1/4 cup Butter (un-salted) or Margarine

– 2/3 cup Peanut Butter

– 2 cups Self Rising Flour (P/S: You can also use plain all purpose flour)

– 1/8 teaspoon Salt (If using Margarine; don’t put salt)

-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Flavor

YIELD: 12 – 18 pcs


1.) Preheat  oven to 350 °F/ 180 °C. Lightly grease and flour a cookie sheet and set aside. You can also light the sheet with parchment paper (Grease-proof paper).
2.) In a medium bowl, sift flour and salt together; set aside.
3.) In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter and peanut butter. Cream until light and fluffy, for about 3 minutes. Add flavor.
4.) Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. You can also use your hands to mix the dough until it’s a cookie dough consistency.
5.) Scoop the cookie dough using a regular dining table spoon.  Make 1-inch balls and place on the cookie sheet.
Gently press your palm on the balls to flatten them slightly and then make an indentation with the tines of a fork to make a nice pattern.
Peanut Butter Cookies ready to bake
Peanut Butter Cookies ready to bake
6.) Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove cookies from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
Cookies baking in a Cookswell Oven
Cookies baking in a Cookswell Oven
P/S: This recipes gives you a slightly crunchy recipe (still melts in the mouth though). For a much softer cookie – you can add one egg into the recipe above and mix. 
Do you like peanut butter? Then enjoy the peanut butter goodness ^_^
Want to learn how to bake cookies? We have a recipe book which contains lots of cookie recipes,
Then sign up for our Basic Baking 5-day short course.
Visit our Baking Classes page for details.
You can also email at: amaribreads@gmail.comCall/Text/WhatsApp: 0701796688

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Baking with Amari offers learning experiences to those who want to experience & know what Bakers & Cake Decorators do in a practical, hands-on settting. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School.

6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

    1. Hello Jamila, we currently don’t have any cake decoration course scheduled for this year; maybe next year. We only have the Basic Cake Making and decoration short course coming up in November where you learn to bake 5 types of cake flavors and how to make and decorate using royal icing, buttercream frosting and cream frosting. You can check the “Pricing” menu on this site for more details


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