Double Peanut Butter Cookies

April 13, 2015  |   Emma Zumsen
Peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet atop a wooden table.
45 min

There are few memories I cherish more then those I have of making peanut butter cookies with my neighbor when I was little. I remember how hard it was to wait for them to cool off before I could get my hands on one (maybe two) of those warm treats. Chased with a glass of cold milk there aren't many moments I can recall that were are tasty as those. Thankfully I'm raising a kid who has a similar appreciation for the art of peanut butter cookie and I was happy when he gave this recipe his smile of approval. 


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚
  2. In the bowl of a mixer combine butter and sugar and beat until fluffy, approximately 1 minute. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and beat until evenly incorporated, about 30 seconds
  4. Add egg and mix thoroughly, approximately 1 minute.
  5. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda.
  6. Add dry mixture into wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. (Note: this dough will be crumbly)
  7. Scoop 2 tsp of dough and gently shape into a disk. Place on a cookie sheet, leaving a minimum of one inch between each cookie.
  8. Bake for 7-9 minutes until very pale golden brown. This will produce a lovely, light cookie that holds together perfectly. Longer baking times will produce a darker and much more crumbly cookie because of the high peanut butter content.
  9. Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack for additional cooling.

About the author

Emma Zumsen

Emma Zumsen

Emma is a wildly curious baker, mama, creator, and reader who loves a good farmer’s market almost as much as she loves a new pair of shoes. Born in Montana and raised in Minnesota, she made her way to the east coast nine years ago where she has settled in Brooklyn with her husband and son. In an effort to channel her various interests, passions, and experiences into something productive, she divides her professional brain between food and digital marketing – both of which she finds endlessly fascinating. Emma’s two favorite foods are freshly popped popcorn shared with her kiddo and guacamole.