#SundaySupper Peanut Butter Cookies

This #SundaySupper is lots of fun! Susan from The Whimpy Vegetarian, has brought this weeks theme, Gifts from the Kitchen! What an amazing idea getting us all pumped up for the holidays! I just love it!

One of my favorite Christmas gifts was in a jar. My stepmom gave me a jar layered with ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies. It was the first time my eyes saw a jarred-gift. I thought it was ridiculously cute. It came with two little scoopers around a tied ribbon with directions. I was just in aww at this wonderful idea. People are so creative, it’s amazing.

With this weeks theme, I wanted to re-create my first gift. But this time, I choose to work with my husbands favorite, peanut butter cookies. I always try to work out something healthy but this was a push and shove. It’s just not, however; it taste fabulous. The sea salt gives it that salty flavor with the creamy peanut butter sweetness. My son kept snatching them from the “cooling” station and my husband would chase him down. He had way too many.

PS. I know some of you may notice, but I forgot to add my brown sugar in the jar – it’s actually more in there and higher if filled properly (smack on face ;))


  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


Step 1: Mix in a bowl first seven ingredients. If giving as a gift. Stop here and place direction on jar.

Step 2: Cream peanut butter and butter together until smooth, five minutes.

Step 3: Add vanilla and egg and beat thirty seconds more.

Step 4: Add the dry ingredients from the jar into the mixing bowl and mix until combined.

Step 5: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 6: Form dough into small balls for cookies. Take a fork and make a criss-cross pattern for the signature peanut butter cookie look

Step 7: Bake 15-17 minutes. I have to be honest, watch your timing because I used stoneware so my cookies wouldn’t brown and be softer. If using a metal pan, consider less time.

Be sure to check out more Gifts from the Kitchen!

Breads / Breakfast

Condiments / Ingredients

Soup and Snacks



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  2. Laura Hunter says:

    These are my little brother’s favourite cookies. They always make me think of him when I make them, I bet it would be a cute idea for a Christmas gift for him and my sis-in-law. 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    oh my fiance loves peanut butter cookies too. I have to always slap his hands away from the cooking rack. He would love these cookies. I should make them for him this weekend.

  4. Faye Leong says:

    Peanut Butter cookies are my all time favorite….thanks so much for the detail step by step pictures. These cookies look great and this is something I don’t mind to received:-)

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