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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**Thanks to Jif for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are my own!**

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!

Want to try making your own batch of Jif Peanut Butter Cookies? I’ve got a special giveaway for you, thanks to Jif! One winner will receive:

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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

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

**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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98 comments on “Jif Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. 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!

  2. Is there anything better? Love peanut butter!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

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

  6. Nothing beats a soft Peanut Butter Cookie!!

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

  8. Is there anything better than a homemade peanut butter cookie? Yep, one with M&M’s. Pinned!

  9. Alana

    Love these! Going to make for my boyfriend!

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

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

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

  13. 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 🙂

  14. Erin O'Brien

    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. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. I love M&M’s in my PB Cookies! These look great!

  18. Deirdre

    I like the original peanut butter cookie, made with creamy JIF!

  19. David

    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.

  20. Karen

    I love Jif creamy cookies dipped in chocolate.

  21. Lin

    I’ve made this recipe for years! Love it!

  22. Tricia H

    My kids love the these cookies with the crunchy peanut butter and reese’s pieces mixed in!


    I really like smooth tasthing peanut butter in chocolate cookies.

  24. Terri Hughes

    I like the Peanut Butter Cookies plain.

  25. Vicki Ferguson

    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!

  26. Ariana McCoy

    My favorite is the crunchy peanut butter cookies! No other addins

  27. Eva Dankers

    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.

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

  29. carolyn clifton

    Can’t wait to make these! Love chewy pb cookies!

  30. 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!

  31. 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! 🙂

  32. christine sandmann

    I love my PB cookies smooth with some chocolate

  33. I like creamy pb. and I love all the canyin the cookies!! This is a fun little giveaway!! 🙂

  34. Donna B

    Must use CRUNCHY peanut butter for everything!

  35. Lynda Helms

    I like my PB Cookies chewy with M&Ms………yummmmmmmm!!!

  36. Kaye Killgore

    Crunchy peanut butter, softy cookies and chocolate chips or chunks

  37. Sarah

    I’ve only had creamy peanut butter cookies, but crunchy cookies sound wonderful!

  38. Kelli

    Crunchy peanut butter, no candy, choc chips ok.

  39. Jenny

    I like crunchy PB oatmeal cookies

  40. Debbie Bray

    I like mine creamy and original.

  41. Pamela Gurganus

    I like my peanut butter cookies original!

  42. Paula B.

    I love peanuts and peanut butter. I would probably have to add peanuts to the smooth.

  43. Lisa

    Creamy peanut butter with reeses pieces mixed in!

  44. Erin M.

    I’ve never met a peanut butter cookie that I didn’t like!

  45. Shawna Ledford

    I love peanut butter cookies with Reese’s pieces candy.

  46. Peanut Butter Cookies, yes please!

  47. Anne

    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!

  48. Oooh I love peanut butter cookies! We always buy a jar of Jif peanut butter when we visit the USA 🙂

  49. heather

    I love my peanut butter cookies creamy with m&m in them.

  50. Gloria R.

    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. 🙂

  51. I like my peanut butter cookies creamy original.

  52. Eilish

    I love just original creamy original peanut butter cookies…but m&ms are great in them too!

  53. Jif Peanut Butter cookies were my favorite growing up and I’m still making them today 🙂

  54. Niki

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

  55. Kendra

    Love the original but some of your pictures are making me want to try some add ins!

  56. Linda

    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!

  57. Peanut butter cookies are the best things ever!

  58. Ah these look like the perfect peanut butter cookies! Yum, yum, yum!

  59. Nothing beats Jif peanut butter! These look like my dream peanut butter cookie—can’t wait to try! Pinned. 🙂

  60. Heather

    I like plain old creamy peanut butter cookies.

  61. Racheal

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

  62. I’ve been going crazy for their whipped varieties lately!

  63. Amanda B.

    Original Soft, not crunchy is my fave!

  64. I like my peanut butter cookies smooth, with no add ins. I’m a purist! 🙂

  65. Sarah L

    I like my peanut butter cookies to be soft and chewy, although crunch from crunchy PB is fun.

  66. Amanda

    Soft with peanut butter chips!

  67. love how serendipitous this turned out to be! Jif’s classic pb cookies are perfection!

  68. Shawnte

    I love my peanut butter cookies soft with m&ms!!!

  69. Kaitlin

    I love my cookies with just peanut butter, soft, and creamy!

  70. Kris M.

    I like Peanut butter cookies any way, creamy, soft, with add ins.

  71. Karla G

    I love ’em just about anyway! I’d never really thought about add ins before, but it sounds fantastic.

  72. meredith

    I love PB cookies that have chocolate!

  73. I love my peanut butter cookies with crunchy peanut butter and M&Ms!

  74. Jeffrey

    I like my Peanut Butter Cookies made old school, soft, chewy center with a small crispy edge.

  75. suann alexander

    Cant wait to try these ! Never heard of this recipe , where have i been !!??

  76. beth

    I love creamy, original peanut butter cookies.

  77. Christina M Dutra

    I them them to be a little creamy and a little crunchy! So good!

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