Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Good morning,

I have to tell you I had a great Monday!  Work was pretty good and when I came home I had three surprises waiting for me, and one of them is for you!  The first thing I opened was a wonderful package of a Cranberry Lemon Biscotti from Peanut Butter and Julie.  These Biscotti are so delicious!  There perfect!  I ate two as soon as I got them and I look forward to having a few for breakfast tomorrow with my tea!

Thank you so much Julie!  I just love them and the card is adorable!  I love it “Hope Peace and Cookies”, so perfect!  You should check out Julie’s blog out, wonderful recipes and she even sells granola.  I am going to check those out!  You got love her name too!!  A name after my own heart!!  🙂

The 2nd thing I received was my pan and cookbook “Cooking with Trader Joe’s Skinny Dish” that I won last week.  This is a great cookbook, lots of recipes that I want to try, and it even has the calories on it!  All the items I can buy at my Trader Joe’s!  How nice is that?  You know how much I love Trader Joe’s!  If your Vegan, this cookbook would be nice for you,lots of tofu and meatless meals.  It would make a nice gift for my friend, but I’m keeping this copy!  So stay tuned for me to try out some recipes and share with you.

The third thing I got was two spatulas from OXO.  It’s so cute, a limited edition spatula that supports Cookies for Kids Cancer, 50 % of profits benefit pediatric cancer awareness,up to $100,000.  Today, 25% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. There is a direct correlation between increasing research dollars and decreasing mortality rates. Progress has been made, but we are not there yet.  If you want to purchase one to help support Cookies for Kids, check out your local Bed Bath and Beyond or go to, or check out to find a local retailer.

You can also send a virtual cookie to help spread the word and how to find out how to host a Bake Sale or fund raising event for Cookies for Kids Cancer,  Until December 31st, OXO will match all proceeds from registered bake sales, up to $100,000.

I’ll let you know at the end of the post on how you can win a Be a Good Cookie spatula.  But first let me share with you my Peanut Butter Cookies I made this weekend.

I have to tell you these are the best Peanut Butter Cookies I ever made.  They taste like a cookie grandma would make.  There peanut buttery, full of chocolate chips and I threw in some Reese Peanut Butter Chips.  There a crispy cookie which I just love!

Out of the 5 batches of cookies I made, these are my favorite, tomorrows I will show you my runner up cookie.  I don’t want to tell you today because there my Mom’s favorite and she will be receiving them in the mail Wednesday. Let me just tell you, there so pretty and an old time classic.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookie with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips


1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1 Cup Unsalted Butter

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Baking Powder

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour

1 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

1/2  Cup Reese Peanut Butter Baking Pieces

Additional Sugar for Rolling


In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.

Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Fold in chocolate chips and Reese’s Baking Pieces.

Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll balls in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the tines of a fork, flatten balls by making crisscross marks on top.

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Then eat, eat, eat!  You’ll need a big glass of milk with these too!!!

Makes 82 cookies

Calories per cookie:  78,  Fat:  4.7,  Cholesterol:  10,  Sodium:  31,  Potassium:  7. Carbs: 7.7,  Fiber:  .06,  Sugar:  4,  Protein:  1.8

I bet you want to know how to win your Cookies for Kids Spatula.  It’s really easy, but first who ever is the winner, I am going to throw in 1 dozen of cookies to go with your spatula. After all we could use more cookies!  Hopefully cookies and a spatula will encourage you to do some baking and knowing that the proceeds from your spatula went to wonderful cause!

To win your spatula and 1 dozen of cookies is tell me “what your favorite cookie is!”  Thats it!

For extra entries please leave separate comments for each thing you do, each comment will count as one additional entry, up to 4 entries per person.  The more entries you have the better your chance is of winning.

1.  Follow me on twitter at JenatPBandP and tweet the following:  “I just entered at Peanut Butter and Peppers OXO Cookies for Kids Spatula Giveaway”  Come back to this post and leave me a comment that you did so.

2. Follow Peanut Butter and Peppers on Facebook. Come back to this post and leave a comment that you did so.

3.  Sign up for Peanut Butter and Peppers e-mail, and come back to this post leave a comment that you did so.

Deadline to enter is Saturday, December 12th at Midnight.  I’ll announce a winner on Monday mornings post.

Good luck!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!


  1. Most Definitely The Best Cookie Recipe has to be the “Peanut Butter Cookies with Reeses Pieces”. I have made them in the past and our family loves them very much. I’m going to try and Make your New Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe which includes everything, but the kitchen Sink. I can see how they would be a heavy cookie, with all those ingredients you include. Wish me luck on the turnout.

  2. Double chocolate chip!

  3. a huge, chewy chocolate chip cookie!! like, the size of my head 🙂

  4. I definitely want that Trader Joe’s cookbook! I love that place 🙂 Can’t wait to try out this PB cookie recipe, they look delicious…All I need now is that spatula–it’s so cute!

  5. I need to check out that cookbook! I’m always looking for another great inspirational cookbook! And these are lovely PB cookies!! You can never go wrong with a classic!! Love it!

  6. Its my first time on your site – congratulations on your weight loss story. Those cookies look delicious! I’ll definitely be back for more!

  7. Frozen Toll House cookies! yumm

  8. I tweeted.

  9. and I like you on FB! 🙂

  10. My cookie is a White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal raisin with pecans…. My creation….

  11. My fave kind of cookie is peanut butter or m&m! its a toss up!
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  12. I like you on fb
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  13. I love snickerdoodles =)

  14. Heather Adams says

    I like you on fb and my favorite cookie is peanut butter kiss cookies.

  15. Stephen Sonnone says

    anything chocolate! I am also willing to be a pro bono taste tester!

  16. Peanut Butter & chocolate!

    I just liked on Facebook.

  17. I also like oatmeal and chocolate chip.

    I subscribed to the e-mail too.

  18. Wendi Wuersch says

    My favorite holiday cookies are either lemon bars or the ones that have the Kiss in the middle.

  19. I may have missed this but what a great giveaway…and great cookies!!

  20. Hands down– the Peanut Butter cookie is my fav!

  21. I am following you on Twitter & just tweeted!

  22. Peanut Butter and Peppers is my friend on Facebook!

  23. I am excited to start receiving your e-mails!


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