The best peanut butter cookie recipes

It’s the cookie season… err… we mean the holiday season! Time to turn on the oven, stop suppressing your sweet tooth, and indulge in some holiday goodness. Parkers Farm has put together a list of our favorite cookies for the season.

When I was little, my mom would take me to my grandma’s house for a week during my holiday break from school. There are three things I remember about those visits: the HUGE snow forts, the old-lady soap operas, and the peanut butter cookies. My grandma made the classic Betty Crocker recipe that she claimed not to edit, but I’m convinced she did. Betty Crocker herself couldn’t make peanut butter cookies that compared with Grandma Rose’s cookies!

peanut butter cookie recipe

Betty Crocker

½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup Parkers Farm Creamy Peanut Butter
¼ cup shortening
¼ cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 ¼ cups flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter, and egg in a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm.
  2.  Shape dough into 1 ¼-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.
  3. Bake 9-10 minutes at 375˚F or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before cooling on wire rack.

Mmm… peanut butter and chocolate. I would argue that there is no better food combination. None. So we’ve all seen and tasted the infamous peanut butter cookie with a Hershey’s kiss or some other delectable chocolate bite in the center. What everybody hasn’t tried yet is a Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookie. Put these cookies in the oven, chill a glass of milk, and your mouth will begin watering with anticipation.

cookie recipe

Hardly Housewife

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup Parker’s Farm Creamy Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
½ cup powdered sugar


  1. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the sugars, butter, and ¼ cup of the peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beating to combine. Stir in the flour mixture, combine well. Set dough aside.
  2. In a small bowl stir together the powdered sugar and remaining ¾ cup of peanut butter until smooth
  3. Get tablespoon-sized pieces of dough and flatten with your hands. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of peanut butter into the center of each dough round. Wrap the chocolate dough around peanut butter center, pressing to seal.
  4. Place dough rounds about 2 inches apart on prepared backing sheets. Flatten dough to ½ inch thickness with the bottom of a flat spatula or a glass.
  5. Bake 7-9 minutes at 375˚F, or until set.

Let’s face it; you’re eating an abundance of cookies already. As long as you’re in the mood, why not combine a couple of your favorite indulgences into one amazing treat. Have you ever even heard of a Peanut Butter Cookie Potato Chip Bomb? I mean, just look at them! I’ve always been a sucker for the sweet-savory combination, but I would say that these cookies elevate themselves above even my favorite chocolate covered sensation. Find the recipe here.

best cookie recipe

Steph’s Bite by Bite

Parkers Farm has produced the finest Cold Pack Cheese since the company’s conception in 1977. Parkers Farm has expanded its growing product line to include one of the best all-natural Peanut Butters available. We have also added pimiento spread, six varieties of bagel spreads and five varieties of fresh salsa to the line as well as Con Queso and Jalapeno Nacho Dip.

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