Peanut Butter Cookies

Fondation OLO | Recette | Biscuits au beurre d'arachide
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Finally, an easy, fast and economical recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies! Cook them in great quantity and keep them in the freezer. You will always have a nutritious snack at your fingertips!


  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 12 minutes
  • Cost per serving: 20¢ per cookie
  • Storage: 4 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
  • Kitchen tools: Measuring cups and spoons, 2 baking sheets, parchment paper (or oil), small bowl, large bowl, spoon, fork.
  • Reference: This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.


  • 500 ml (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 250 ml (1 cup) peanut butter
  • 125 ml (½ cup) softened butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) sugar
  • 2 eggs


1. Place both oven racks in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF). Oil two baking sheets or cover with parchment paper.

Tip: If you only have one baking sheet, bake the cookies in two batches.

2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, softened butter or margarine, sugar and eggs and mix with a fork.

4. Add the flour mixture and stir together until the batter has a smooth and even texture.

5. Using your hands, make 24 balls about the same size and place 12 on each baking sheet.

6. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork to make a disk.

7. Place the baking sheets in the oven (one on each rack) and bake the cookies for about 6 minutes. Switch the baking sheets and bake for another 6 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies are no longer moist.

8. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing the cookies from the baking sheet.

Tip: If you like your cookies crispier, turn off the oven and leave the baking sheets in the oven for another 4 minutes.

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Grain products
  • Meat and alternatives

Delicious with a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage.