The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

We love our sweet treats in the Janis household, even though we try not to eat too many of them.  If I do make them I try to use a few healthier ingredients to make them “not as bad,” but we all know they are called treats for a reason!  I just made a batch of these cookies yesterday to end our weekend off right, and I’d love to share this simple recipe with you.


  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Then add in the egg and vanilla and keep mixing.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together baking soda, salt, and whole wheat flour.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture until well combined.
  4. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and arrange them on a lined baking sheet.  Take a fork a flatten each ball of dough just a little bit.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, and allow to cool.



Published by Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my Mom & Lifestyle Blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 30 years old, and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for six years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is four, and Payton Jeanne is our sweet daughter who is two! Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been writing on this blog for quite some time now, and I am thankful God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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