Peanut Butter Cookies

There are times when we wish that Allah would give us answers to the umpteen number of questions that we have in our mind. “Why is it like this when it could have been like that?”, “Why me every time?”… When depression seeps in, it is common for such questions to come up in our mind. What we don’t tend to understand is that – at the same time, many others are being tested in much harsher ways, some asking the same question in their mind while many others enduring it all with patience – a quality which is so beautifully denoted in the Qur’an as “Sabr“.


I am not somebody, who can boast of high patience levels. In fact, my patience is something I am very ashamed of. Each time I wish I could really improve my levels. But Alhamdulillah, nowadays through diversifying my energies, I seem to be getting a little bit here and there. No way close to where I would love to be, but yes, I guess by a lot of pushing, I may be able to get somewhere close, InShaAllah… There is a very tiny chapter in the Qur’an called “Al Asr” (The Time) – just three verses, but really heavy in content…

1. By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
2. Verily Man is in loss,
3. Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds,
and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth,
and of Patience and Constancy.Β 

Each time I hear this chapter, I keep reminding myself where I need to focus on in making myself a better me, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚


About the recipe for today, I have nothing much to say. I made these not being sure whether my kids would accept it, as they detest peanuts like anything. They would happily munch on almonds and cashews but not peanuts, they feel it is like eating mud! As I baked these cookies, layered them on a tray and put them in the oven to enjoy the totally awesome smell coming, I was visited by both of them at least 3 times in that gap of 20 minutes.
“Ummi, smelling really nice, what are you making?”
“Biscuits, dears…”
“What biscuits?”
“Peanut butter…”
“Whaat?” *A distressed look*
Despite me telling them, they still had to come and peep in to see if it was ready. As soon as I kept the cookies on the cooling rack, I could see from the side of my eye, one little hand sneaking to take one warm cookie for her and “ithaatha” to try. In no time, half the cookies vanished! Should I say anything else? πŸ™‚Β Recipe adapted from here



5 from 1 vote

Peanut Butter Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 50 gm butter softened
  • 1 small egg
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Lay parchment paper on a baking tray and set aside.
  • Beat peanut butter, sugar and butter till soft. Beat in the egg.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients and beat till it forms a dough.
  • Pinch out twelve equal balls, flatten slightly to around 1/2 inch thickness and place on the baking tray with enough space from each other. Draw patterns on top using a fork.
  • Bake for 20 minutes till done. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Store in an air tight container - if it stays for the next day, that is!

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  1. Lovely cookies! Would love to try these out!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  2. Lovely looking cookies! One of my favourites..

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  3. Perfectly baked,,,,

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  4. i love peanut butter in any form and these cookies look so yumm..perfectly done…

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  5. Yummy cookies with peanut butter….

    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

  6. I wouldn't mind stealing all of them! Yum!

    1. Haha… that's a good one, Reva…

  7. With tea i want something to munch. This looks perfect for teatime Rafee.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  8. cookis look yum n crispy

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  9. Yummy cookies dear ..:)

    1. Thank you so much Asha… πŸ™‚

  10. First of all, I must say that you blog at neck breaking speed!! You upload a post almost daily!!!!!!!! Hats off to your patience…and you say you lack patience!! I can't imagine myself EVER doing that.
    I am sure the kids loved the cookies. They sound really good.

    1. Hehe Taruna… I am patient with my blogging but definitely not with my day-to-day life!! As of now, I am managing till I am able to, InShaAllah… thanks a lot dear…

  11. wow!!! wow!! awesome pictures dear!! luk so yumm and delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  12. Patience, omg thats a big deal for me..

    Scrumptious cookies sis, i love to munch some anytime.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  13. Masha allah…The Cookies look cool like your post….. Do visit

    1. Thank you so much Farin…

  14. awesomestttttttttt.. too gud..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  15. cookies look yumm. My biggest flaw is lack of patience and being hot headed. thanks for the wise words my friend πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Nammi… πŸ™‚

  16. Delicious cut cookies. Love it

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  17. oh i totally love them, adore them…Can never every say no to it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… πŸ™‚

  18. Really Rafee, I would have put you as one of the more patient types πŸ™‚ And the kiddos don't like peanuts? I was the other way when I was a kid. I thought almonds were out to murder me or something whenever I put one inside my mouth πŸ˜‰ And those cookies – I want some too! Peanut Butter is a fav thing of mine πŸ™‚

    1. I guess you should start living with me to know my patience levels!!! πŸ˜› The kids love all nuts, except peanuts and I was pleasantly surprised when they loved these cookies… Thanks a lot Priya dear… πŸ™‚

  19. It's such a happy feeling when those little hands grab food and enjoy!! Lovely cookies, i am tempted to try..

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  20. with patience u hv made these yumm cookies n say tat ur patience level is low.. cant agree..

    1. Can't help laughing at ur comment, Kalpana… thank you so much!

  21. Lovely cookies…..I'm a fan of peanut butter….so I'm taking some of those πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  22. lovely cookies and loved the presentation and your click…

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

  23. I don't really like the peanut butter so haven't made any and not sure if saana will like it too. I should try them sometime. You have baked them perfectly

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… they tasted good actually…

  24. very nice preparation ….

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  25. lolx my husband in fact sometimes dot give me time for photography lolx.. i can imagine your condition.. we cant say anything.. the best part is that kids are just mad at mom recipes… i know you feel very happy for this,, lovely cookies MashAllah you always rock my dear .. no words for your blog and recipe collection πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words, Monu dear… πŸ™‚

  26. Hi
    These cookies r so tempting…I have just made the dough…but really confused about the texture
    Actually as am making balls butter is oozing out.
    Mine is also dark brown
    Are the measurements exact?
    Pls clarify
    Just saw in ur FB page ystrday and I wanted to try

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I feel your butter was melted instead of softened… The shade of the cookies totally depends on the peanut butter used. Color should not be a worry. If the butter is oozing, fold the batter and try keeping it in the fridge for sometime for it to harden. This should help to get a better dough. If it is still persisting, please add flour one tablespoon at a time and fold in the batter, instead of beating, till you get the texture of cookie batter. I am sorry it hasn’t worked for you, I hope it bakes well…

      1. 5 stars
        Ohh. Thank u dear for ur reply.
        They were baked and half already finished.
        Added some more flour and baked
        They were on the crispier side. But I took out them just after 15 minutes as I felt they would be overbaked.

        Butter was not was soft ..maybe because of beating they melted
        In Shaa Allah will take care next time

        1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

          Yes, these cookies are meant to be crispy… thank you so much for trying… glad to know you enjoyed them…

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