My late Grandma was amazing.

She was a wizz in the kitchen and always cooked amazing meals and sweets for us kids when we travelled to NSW to visit. I was only young when she passed away, but one thing stuck with me and that was her passion for food and love for her family.

Before she passed away she wrote a cookbook for us grandchildren with all her favourite recipes- from ice-cream, to her famous ribs and the cookies we would beg for on numerous occasions. One of those cookies was her Peanut Butter Cookies. They are super easy to make, taste good with the addition of chocolate chips and are super moreish. Just good luck stopping at one!


Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of margarine
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, whatever you prefer)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Mix sugars, margarine, peanut butter and egg in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon until creamy.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients (here you can add the option of a cup of chocolate chips).
  • Shape dough into 2cm balls (it may be a little sticky- to avoid this you can refrigerate the dough for 3 hours before shaping/baking. However on this occasion I didn’t use the fridge and they still worked a treat).
  • Place balls 6cm apart on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Flatten the top of the balls slightly with a fork that has been dipped in flour.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until light golden brown.

Written by Jess

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