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The Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe That Will Make Everything in Life Better

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Can you live without old fashioned chewy peanut butter cookies? I can’t. Especially when it’s these amazing nutty peanut butter cookies that are laced with honey.

Yes, I just referenced honey as if it were a drug. 

Honey and sugar combined with peanut butter elevate these old fashioned chewy peanut butter cookies like no other recipe. I first found this recipe over a decade ago, and have loved it ever since.

Big and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

*Inspired by the Farm Chicks 
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Cookies are a simple pleasure. They are quick to whip up which is so important, and they can be stored easily to enjoy later. They are a concise creation, deliberate in their purpose and oh, so fulfilling.

Regardless of what events have transpired in your day, cookies will make it better! After all, they can make a tall glass of milk magically taste like chocolate, sugar, or peanut butter!

Even in The Matrix, when Neo goes to visit the Oracle and she gives him the chilling prophecy that he will have to choose between his own life, and Morpheus’, what does she do to make that horrific situation better?

She offers Neo a cookie:

“Here, take a cookie. I promise, by the time you’re done eating it, you’ll feel right as rain.”

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This gesture was sweet, but it also gave Neo literal insight! It was part of the Oracle’s code via a wireless connection to the source.

Indeed, cookies may just be the conduit to saving mankind!!!

old fashioned chewy peanut butter cookies

Old Fashioned Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Catherine Olson
The perfect old fashioned peanut butter cookie recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour I opted for wheat germ
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to Fahrenheit 350°
  • In a medium size bowl cream butters, sugars and nuts together until smooth
  • Add eggs, and vanilla
  • Whip together until light and fluffy
  • Stir in flours, salt and baking soda until combined
  • Drop rounds of dough onto a greased cookie sheet, or use a baking mat
  • Use a fork to press a cross hatch pattern on tops of cookies
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for 7-9 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 1 minute
  • Transfer to cool on wire rack
Keyword Old Fashioned Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Can I Use Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter?

Yes! These old fashioned chewy peanut butter cookies are delicious no matter what type of peanut butter you use!

Do You Use All Natural Oily Peanut Butter?

I do! You can use either for this recipe. In fact, I never let oily peanut butter scare me off! I like to use products that have as few added ingredients as possible, and all peanut butter should be is peanuts!

The trick is just to make sure your peanut butter is good and stirred! An emulsion blender is always good for stirring good old fashioned peanut butter too! I also store my peanut butter upside down to keep the oil from settling at the bottom.

If you feel like you need to, you can always strain off some of the liquid, but I’ve never had to do that.

old fashioned chewy peanut butter cookies

Why Do You Add Wheat Germ instead of Wheat Flour?

I like wheat germ because it’s good and fibrous and highly nutritious! It makes me feel better about balancing and indulging in my favorite old fashioned chewy peanut butter cookies!

My Favorite Things on Amazon for Making Cookies

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When was the last time you saw cookie sheets like these? You want a nice even golden brown and an extra crisp exterior? Then you need these baking pans! Make sure you decrease cooking time by a minute because this thin sheet will make everything cook even faster.

Use up less counter space with these awesome stacked cooling racks!

My favorite baking silicone mats!

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If you make these cookies, tag @Fahrenheit350sweets on Instagram so I can see it! And I’d love it if you left a review and a comment below! 

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