Jif Peanut Butter Cookies

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5 from 5 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 23 minutes

Jif Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic peanut butter cookie that is a staple for any holiday cookie tray. The umami, salty and sweet flavor of these cookies make them a favorite all year long.

A stack of Jif Peanut Butter Cookies .

This Jif Peanut Butter Cookie recipe creates a true classic peanut butter cookie. Jif peanut butter is used because of it flavor. It has been ranked among the best tasting. See the rankings here. After all, if you want to make a phenomenal peanut butter cookie you need to start with an exceptional peanut butter.

If you want to find some other holiday favorites, check out these tried and true recipes.


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What We Love About This Soft Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

It is the perfect cookie for the peanut butter lovers in your life.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge. It is really an easy recipe.
  • Family Friendly: IF your family loves peanut butter than these cookies will always be a winner.
  • Adaptable: Can add sprinkles, glazes or chocolate to make them even better.
  • Makes Great Gifts: A platter of these peanut butter cookies are always a great gift.
A tray of Peanut Butter Cookies.

Ingredient Notes

  • Jif Peanut Butter: This is the creamy peanut butter however you can use crunchy if you want a little more texture.
  • Sugar: White sugar and packed light brown sugar are what make these cookies the perfect consistency,
  • Vanilla Extract: A tsp is what is called for but if you like more flavor add up to a tbsp vanilla.
Flour, sugars, peanut butter for the cookies.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Butter – You can replace with butter flavored crisco shortening or other vegetable shortening for the batter if you prefer.
  • Chips – Feel free to add chocolate chips or peanut butter chips to the cookies.

How to Make Best Peanut Butter Cookie

These are the basic steps for making peanut butter recipes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the Jif Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.

STEP 1: PREP

First, pre heat oven to 350F. then line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Next, in a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

STEP 2: COMBINE PEANUT BUTTER

Second, in a large bowl, beat together at low speed the butter and peanut butter thoroughly then add the sugars to the peanut butter mixture and beat on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy and light. Follow with the egg and vanilla extract, then slowly incorporate the flour mixture until just incorporated.

STEP 3: SCOOP AND PRESS

Next, use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough into dough balls on a lined cookie sheet. Use tines of fork to press down on the cookies, flattening them and making a classic criss-cross pattern.

Rolling out the cookies and placing them on the cookie trays.

STEP 4: BAKE

Finally, bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden and set. Cool on the cookie sheet before storing or serving. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Prep and Storage Tips for the Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make the cookies when you have time and freeze and pull out whenever you want to have delicious old-fashioned peanut butter cookies.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container on the countertop for up to a week at room temperature, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to three months.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Of course, for up to three months in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

You can use sugar alternatives and low fat peanut butter for this recipe if you want to save a few calories.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT NUT BUTTERS?

Of course, if you have someone with a peanut allergy you can use a sunflower butter or your choice of butters.

COOKIE TIPS? THERE ARE ALWAYS TRICKS TO MAKING GOOD COOKIES. FOR EXAMPLE:?

>Always preheat your oven.
> Cool baking sheets should be used or cookie dough will melt to quickly.
> The best possible ingredients that you can find should be used. Good components yields a great final product.

WHY DO YOU CRISSCROSS PATTERN WITH A FORK?

This Jif Peanut Butter cookies recipe is very dense and has a tendency to rise up. To get the cookie the crisp outside and tender inside the fork technique allows for even cooking. The tines of a fork can be sprayed with a lightly with a little cooking spray so that they do not stick to the cookie.

A closeup on the jif peanut butter cookies.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into batches.
  • Add Chopped Peanuts: Chopped peanuts or using crunchy peanut butter.
  • Chocolate: Drizzle, dip or coat your cookies with delicious chocolate.
  • Icing: Ice the cookies with a lovely peanut butter icing.
  • Sprinkles: Use decorative Christmas sprinkles to decorate your cookies.
  • Alternatives: Jif Natural Peanut butter or Low fat Jif Peanut butter can be used.

What to Serve with Jif Peanut Butter Cookies


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A tray of Peanut Butter Cookies.
5 from 5 votes

Jif Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Jif Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic peanut butter cookie that is a staple for any holiday cookie tray. The umami, salty and sweet flavor of these cookies make them a favorite all year long.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup Jif peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yoke
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and peanut butter thoroughly.
  • Add the sugars and beat for 2 minutes, until creamy and light.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract, beat for 30 seconds, then slowly incorporate the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough on a lined cookie sheet.
  • Use a fork to press down on the cookies, flattening them and making a classic criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden and set.
  • Cool on the cookie sheet before storing or serving.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into batches.
  • Add Chopped Peanuts: Chopped peanuts or using crunchy peanut butter.
  • Chocolate: Drizzle, dip or coat your cookies with delicious chocolate.
  • Icing: Ice the cookies with a lovely peanut butter icing.
  • Sprinkles: Use decorative Christmas sprinkles to decorate your cookies.
  • Alternatives: Jif Natural Peanut butter or Low fat Jif Peanut butter can be used.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, cookies, peanut butter cookies

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