#53) Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

These little treats will be taken to a class get-together for an evening class I teach. We will be hanging out with another class doing a more advanced course. Last time around I made the Banana Bites with Cinnamoney Frosting, but this time I was more in the mood for a cookie (that mood has been around for a while now if you haven't notice :p). These cookies lend themselves well to variations - creamy or smooth peanut butter, chocolate chips, and in my case, coarse salt. I tried adding the salt a couple of ways - over top of the dough before they were baked, and then on the freshly baked cookies. I like the second way better :) The salt adds another level to the cookies but doesn't overpower the nutty pb taste.


1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 egg
Coarse salt for sprinkling


-Line a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350°F
-Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.
-Cream together peanut butter, butter, and sugars. Add milk and egg. Beat well.
-Add dry ingredients in fourths. Do not overbeat.
-Drop onto lined cookie sheet by tablespoonful. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
-Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden.
-Let cool on wire rack.


  1. I love what the addition of a bit of salt does to a dessert. I tried a cake once that was made with french sea salt (with some sprinkled on the top) and it was amazing. So I imagine these cookies were great too.

  2. How lucky are your students to get to taste these absolutely gorgeous cookies. I do like the idea of the little added salt for taste -bravo!

  3. Your students must love coming to your classes!! These cookies sound and look yummy.


  4. I always add extra salt to my cookie and brownie recipes! I'm obsessed with the sweet/salty combo! These sound fabulous! ;D

  5. YUM for coarse salt and peanutty goodness! Yummy combo, for sure!

  6. eliana - salty and sweet is a great combo

    rosie - i hope they like them... i just took them from the freezer for tonight's festivities :)

    maria - attendance is not an issue :p

    cupcake - i like it so much in these cookies that I am gonna have to try in new places now haha

    sophie - sure hit in my opinion :)

  7. Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites!