Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m so glad that Melissa is one of the Mormon Mavens now.  I’ve loved her cookbook, The Hows and Whys of the Year Supply, for many years (email us at to find out how to get your own copy).  This recipe from her cookbook, sure to please any peanut butter lover, has turned out to be a favorite because of the lovely texture of the cookie it produces.  Give it a try.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla

1.  Cream together the butter and peanut butter.  Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
2.  Roll into balls (I use a cookie scoop to measure out the dough) and roll in sugar.  Place on cookie sheet.
3.  Bake at 375 degrees until very lightly browned (7-9 minutes by original directions, 10-11 minutes in my oven).  Do not overbake them!  Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Source:  Melissa Coombs’ cookbook, The Hows and Whys of the Year Supply


  1. Melissa C says:

    Thanks for sharing my recipe! It is a REALLY YUMMY peanut butter cookie, isn't it? 🙂

    Make sure you double the batch, because once you taste these, you are gonna wish you had more!

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