Jif Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy delicious Jif Peanut Butter Cookies. One of our favorite cookie recipes with lots of mix in ideas!

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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies: chewy delicious PB cookies, complete with your favorite mix-ins (chocolate, reese's, m&m)

So often on my blog I share recipes that were given to me from family and friends. And many times I find out that one of our favorite “family” recipes originated from the back of a soup can, cereal box or in this case, jar of peanut butter!

My family has been making the Jif Peanut Butter Cookie recipe for years. Ironically, I was approached by Jif a couple months ago to share this classic recipe with you all. Can you say, “perfect fit.” I love when that happens!

I’m curious what your favorite cookie is, and where you got your recipe. Did you create it yourself, or did it come from a brand’s packaging?

What I love about these Jif Peanut Butter Cookies is how chewy they are. I also love that you don’t have to refrigerate the cookie dough. Whip up the dough and start baking.

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies: chewy delicious PB cookies, complete with your favorite mix-ins (chocolate, reese's, m&m)

This cookie dough is also great for fun mix-ins.

  • peanut butter cups
  • peanut butter morsels
  • chocolate chips
  • m&m’s

For today’s recipe I used the Creamy Jif Peanut Butter, but I personally love love love substituting it with the Crunchy version.  Those little bits of chopped peanuts add a great crunch to a chewy cookie!

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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies: chewy delicious PB cookies, complete with your favorite mix-ins (chocolate, reese's, m&m)

Yield: 3 dozen

Jif Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes


  • 3/4 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening (or baking sticks)
  • 1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup Pillsbury BEST All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat over medium speed. Add egg and beat just until blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture on low speed. Mix until blended.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly in a crisscross patter with tines of a fork.
  3. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until set and beginning to brown. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.


  • For a fun mix-in, add 1 cup of your favorite treat: chocolate chips, peanut butter morsels, m&m's.
  • I used a 2 Tbsp scoop for my larger sized cookies. They baked about 8-10 minutes and I yielded 28 cookies.
  • Recipe from Jif

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**Today’s post is sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Company. I received free product and compensation, however all opinions are truly my own. Thank you to Jif for making this choosy mom happy!**

Chewy delicious Jif Peanut Butter Cookies. One of our favorite cookie recipes with lots of mix in ideas!


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Posted on October 21, 2014

Comments & Reviews

    1. I don’t think I’d turn down any pb cookie!! But if I had to choose, probably a creamy pb one with chocolate chips!

  1. I love my peanut butter cookies really thick and chewy. Also with dark chocolate chips/chunks thrown in. The darker the better.

  2. I definitely like little bits of peanut in my cookies. I’ve been making PB cookies about once a week for a year so I’ve had a lot of practice. HA My favorite is a PB Sugar Cookie. I love how it has a crisp outer shell and a nice PB cookie interior. Perfect combo!

  3. Love the classic pb cookie – ALWAYS use JIF for any of my pb needs. The family is also now hooked on the whipped varieties.

  4. I love peanut butter cookies more than any other kind. I love them with chunky peanut butter as well as an addition of mini chocolate chips. Yum! Chocolate and peanut butter with the great taste of Chunky Jif Peanut Butter, the perfect combination. 🙂

  5. I like nice, soft peanut butter cookies, and a favorite type is the peanut blossom cookie with a chocolate kiss in the middle. Wish I had one right now!

    1. Just have to tell you… I added Jif to my grocery list! I am so excited to try this recipe and see if I can make cookies as beautiful as yours!!

  6. My favorite cookies are peanut butter, but the family doesn’t care for peanut butter cookies. So I don’t get them that often. 🙁 My families recipes are also from the back of containers. Like our family christmas fudge that everyone loves…back of the marshmallow creme container. Funny! I am going to have to try these Jiff cookies. I normally use skippy. Pinned! 🙂

  7. Classic PB cookies are the BEST! Soft cookies for me, all the way! I love those fork marks, too. Just a classic look…makes me crave PB cookies seeing those!

  8. Peanut butter cookies never disappoint! No cookie jar needed as they go fast too! Pinning these beauties!

  9. I’m all about the “original”. What is it about the fork print that makes these cookies so good? Nostalgia, I guess, that is the part that I got to do as a kid.

  10. I have been using Jif peanut butter, by preference, for many, many years now. I won’t use another brand – they just don’t have that real peanut flavor. When I make cookies, I like the plain ones, but dipped in a bit of melted chocolate. I’ll do mix-ins such as M&Ms or chocolate chips and alternate between extra crunchy and smooth types. It’s all good!

  11. I have never tried peanut butter cookies with crunchy. I don’t know why I never considered it. I have made them with m&m’s, and they turned out really like, like a peanut butter cup almost.

    1. Oh you’ve got to give crunchy peanut butter a try!!! And toss in some peanut butter morsels…THE BEST COOKIE ever!! Admittedly though my kids like creamy…so when I make crunchy I eat the whole batch. Alone in the corner. Smiling 🙂

  12. Whenever I see Crisco, I know there’s a good cookie in there! Especially if it involves Jif. You’ve kind of hit my number one weakness with these PB cookies!

  13. Is there anything better than Jif? I think not. I was always a Jif girl and never understood those who liked Skippy ;p These look just delicious!

  14. That is always my problem with peanut butter cookies: they’re not chewy enough! I will give this recipe a try; my husband’s waited long enough (he loves GOOD peanut butter cookies).

  15. Oh my goodness I will not stop thinking about these peanut butter cookies all day. I need to make some pronto! Jif is the way to go 🙂

  16. I do love those Jif peanut butter cookies…creamy, with lots of chocolate added is my favorite way to eat them!

  17. I remember my mom making them, but I almost never make peanut butter cookies, not sure why, they look SO good

  18. All creamy, all the time! Last year I actually made S’Mores by sandwiching them with Nutella and marshmallow!

  19. There really isn’t anything that I love more than a peanut butter cookie. We are definitely a JIF family-always in our cupboard!

  20. My fav part? I don’t have to refrigerate the dough before baking! It makes me cry inside when a recipe calls for that.

  21. I’m really not sure that there’s much better than a peanut butter cookie. You are certainly not trying to prove me wrong here!!

  22. Jiff Peanut Butter has always been a favorite in my house. I grew up eating it and continue to enjoy in and on everything. I know these cookies are good because you used Jiff. Pinning!

  23. We ate the Jif peanut butter cookies growing up to – they’re SO easy and even more delicious!
    I think I need to try adding M & Ms though. Hello yummay! Pinned!

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