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

3/4 cup Butter or Margarine

– 3/4 cup Peanut Butter

– 2 cups Self Rising Flour

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

YIELD: 18 pcs


1.) Preheat  oven to 350 °F/ 180 °C. Lightly grease and flour a cookie sheet and set aside.
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.
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
Do you like peanut butter? Then enjoy the peanut butter goodness ^_^Want to learn how to bake cookies? Then sign up for our Cookie making short course.

Visit our Baking Classes page for details.
You can also email at: amaribreads@gmail.comCall/Text/WhatsApp: 0701796688

Published by Maureen Kamari

Amari Baking Center offers baking classes to those who want to learn how to bake. 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. We use original Cookswell charcoal ovens to bake and train our students due to their efficiency, effectiveness and economy. They are the best option for anyone starting a small baking business on a budget.

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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