I enjoy all things peanut butter but one of my favorite Christmas cookies is the classic peanut butter cookie. Below is a recipe for you to make and enjoy this Christmas season or anytime.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda


  • Step 1

Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together in a bowl; beat in eggs.

  • Step 2

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Put dough in refrigerator for 1 hour to chill before rolling.

  • Step 3

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven for about 8-10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Transfer to wire rack and cool.