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Farmhouse Peanut Butter Cookies

Farmhouse Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookie recipe


Some of my childhood memories are coming home after school and having a peanut butter cookie that Mom had in the cookie jar and a glass of milk. We were allowed two so that our appetites for supper “wouldn’t be ruined”.   What great memories.  I made the same cookies for my boys and they love them as well.

Simple & Delicious. All time favorite cookie. Now with less sugar and calories

Now days when cooking or baking I like to reduce fat and sugar whenever possible for a healthier option. I made this cookie recipe with part Truvia, a natural sweetener not artificial, as part of the sugar.  This way you get 75% less sugar and less calories, with the same great taste and your family will not taste a difference. I found a good buy on Truvia on Amazon for only $7.99.  *Truvia Baking Blend Sweetener, 1.5 Pound. I use the Truvia Baking Blend for baking and also in my coffee or oatmeal. It works just as regular sugar but use a less amount.  For example 1/2 cup of Truvia = 1 cup of granulated sugar.  To learn more about Truvia check out the links at the end of this post.  Ok so back to the cookies.

Peanut Butter cookiesMix your eggs, sugar, peanut butter, margarine together.

peanut butter cookiesAdd flour and stir until you get a thick but smooth dough. Cover and Refrigerate until chilled about 1 hour.

recipe for peanut butter cookiesOnce chilled remove from fridge and roll into heaping teaspoon size balls.

peanut butter cookiesDip fork in cup of water each time before making the crisscrosses will keep the fork from sticking to the dough.

peanut butter cookie recipeReady for the oven.

Peanut butter cookies with Truvia

Farmhouse Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup shortening half butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup - Peanut Butter creamy
  • 1/4 cup of Truvia or 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar packed
  • 1- Egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour*
  • 3/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • *If using self-rising flour omit soda, baking powder and salt.


  • Mix thoroughly shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg.
  • Blend in flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Cover and chill.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet.
  • With fork dipped in water, flatten in crisscross pattern to 2 inches.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not hard.


I hope you give this updated version of an old time favorite a try.

You might also like this Banana Bread Recipe.

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See you soon!  Have a great week!Truvia Links:

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Truvia FAQ




  1. Milissa
    January 24, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    Can I leave out the brown sugar & use all truvia? I’m a diabetic.

    • BonBon
      January 27, 2019 / 12:43 pm

      Hi Good question. You can use truvia for the sugar. The only thing they may not brown as well but should still taste delicious.

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