Momzie’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hello Bloggers.

I made some cookies yesterday. This is something my Mom used to make a lot when we were kids.

There are so many memories tied to these cookies.

They are simple, classic and a family favourite around here.

I have no idea where my Mom got the recipe. I just know it’s been around since I was a little kid.

My Mom was not the best cook in the world. But there were a few things she excelled at in the kitchen.

Peanut butter cookies is one of those things.

Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

She used to have us help press the fork into the dough.

Most of the time we’d use a fork dunked in water.

Occasionally it was a fork dunked in flour.

However we did them they always tasted amazing and never lasted long.

Every time I make them I think of my Mom.

Hope you enjoy it!

Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

Momzie’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Momzie’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple recipe that makes me nostalgic for my childhood!


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream peanut butter, butter, and sugars together in a stand mixer (or use a bowl and hand mixer).
  • Blend in eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  • Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, combine thoroughly.
  • Form heaping tablespoons of dough into balls, place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Now flatten them a little bit.
  • Mom used the fork technique. Put water in a measuring cup or glass and dip the fork into water and make a grid or criss-cross on the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 - 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes (if you can, I usually burn my mouth trying to eat them too soon)
  • Using a spatula, slide the cookies onto a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely. (again, good luck with this step!)
  • Serve with a big old peanut butter smile!
  • Optional- you can sprinkle demerara sugar on top of each cookie.

Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

I just love these cookies. Once I start eating them I cannot stop.

I also can’t stop from thinking about my Mom when I make them. I was so lucky to have a Mom like her. Imagine coming home to these after school.

Yup, that was my childhood.

Pretty cool right.

Let me know what you think of them when you make them. I think I had 2 right out of the oven. So yummy!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. 1
    Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez says:

    I definitely have to try making these. I am nutso for peanut butter cookies, as are my granddaughters. Thanks, I'll get back to you once I make 'em.

  2. 2

    It makes a huge amount. I'm not a big peanut butter person but these are good and they remind me of my Mom. I found a neat peanut butter bar type thing I may try tomorrow or the next day. I'll give you a heads up when I do. Thanks for reading Rita. I appreciate it.

  3. 3
    Jennifer says:

    I like the sound of this one. I have another peanut biscuit I make, but they have whole peanuts in them. The problem with peanuts nowadays is that I can't send them to school with the boys due to allergies that other kids have, so we can only eat them at home. I tend to make snacks for lunches, so will have to wait until the holidays to try this recipe. :)

  4. 4

    Jen it's the same here. Mini-me is not a fan of peanut butter but B-Dude is. It can be a challenge to make sure there are no nuts in food these days. Most things have a trace amount. I feel bad for those allergic.

    These can go pretty flat. If you want them more molded try piling them super high without forking them. Or stick batter in fridge for a bit. xx

  5. 5
    Uncle Jim says:

    Yup,that’s the one.
    My mom had a lock on these too !
    This is the first thing they should send thru the matter transfer beammer thinggie, i want one now !
    And your photos get the drool award, always outstanding

    • 6
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, thanks Uncle Jim. Loved seeing you come by. I swear these cookies are just too good. C took the leftovers to Sarnia so I think I need to make another batch. And I’ll totally make some next time you visit. Plus we really need to have that lasagna-off. xx

  6. 7
    Suzanne says:

    This is the recipe my family has used forever.. it makes the best peanut butter cookies ever. Some in my family like the cookies soft so I take them out early..I like them crispy and dark brown.. mmmmm!

  7. 8

    There is nothing better to me than a warm homemade peanut butter cookie. These look fantastic!

  8. 9
    Gabrielle says:

    This is the best peanut butter cookie recipe I have ever made. Hands down ! Thank you so much for posting it. I will never use another recipe again ! It makes a huge amount but the cookies are perfection. Thank you again.

    • 10
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Awe, thanks so much. I have no idea where my mom got it but it’s just spectacular. It’s the only one I make too. So thrilled you liked it.

  9. 11

    I am making them right now :) I too remember making these with my mom…and same, I will end up eating them all! Thanks for the recipe, great site:)

  10. 12

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, I came across it on Pinterest, and I’m going to make these with my little one today. The perfect simple, sweet cookie for a fall day! I love how this cookie reminds you of your mom. Maybe when my little one is older he will have fond memories like yours.

    Love your blog, I’m about to stalk it a little while ;)

    • 13
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Hi Kat. It’s so nice to meet you. Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you get a chance to make them.

      Stalk away. I love a good stalking. xx


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