12 Days of Holiday Baking: Grandma’s Great Cookies

On the first day of Crystal’s holiday Baking, For Love of The Mouse gave to me, the recipe for Grandma’s Great Cookies.

That’s right. We are here with day 1 of our 12 days of holiday baking. We are starting out with a bang. This recipe is straight out of my Grandmother’s recipe book and I am thrilled to be able to pass it onto you.

We’re back with day 3 of 12 days of holiday baking. Thanks for being here. If you like baking, especially holiday baking you have come to the right place. If you want to do a fun bake with me check out our vlog to go with this blog over on our YouTube channel.

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I have wonderful memories of my Grandmother from the holidays. I have her apron now and it warm my soul to put it on each and every time. It’s like being in the kitchen with her.

Pulling out her recipes takes me back and makes me feel like she is in the kitchen with me. It’s so important to take time during the holidays to just be thankful. Thankful for the memories we have, thankful for the blessings we have and thankful for what we can give.

I like to take a moment in the kitchen to just feel my Grandmother’s presence and my Grandfather’s as well… as he was the official cookie taster of course.

Sharing a few of her recipes with you warms my heart and I hope you love this series as much as I loved making it. Not all of these recipes are Grandma’s, some are my own but they all come straight from the heart.

Most of Grandma’s recipes are hand written with notes and this one is no different.

Let’s get started with Grandma’s Great Cookies.

First things first, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease two cookie sheets or cover in sil pat mats.

In your mixer, combine butter, peanut butter and sugars. Cream together until light and fluffy. 3 to 4 minutes.

Add eggs in one at a time. Beat until smooth.

Sift your flour and baking soda together and slowly add to your mixer. Big fan of sifting over here. Sifting is a step in baking that recipes have slowly gotten away from. But, whenever possible, we sift our dry ingredients and every recipe of my Grandma’s calls for sifting. It’s actually a really important step. It helps create a lighter, fluffier baked good because it makes the dry ingredients lighter and combines them together. Mix until just combined.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop batter onto cookie sheets. Use the back of a spoon to slightly flatten the cookies.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges start to become golden.

There you have it. My Grandma’s Great Cookies! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Grandma’s Great Cookies

These cookies are straight from my Grandmother's recipe box. Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies flecked with chocolate chips.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1 cup Softened butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cup Flour Sifted
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy and fluffy. About 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Beat until smooth.
  • Sift flour with baking soda. Beat into mixture until just combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop batter onto greased cookie cheet. Flatten with back of spoon.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
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Thank you so much for being here today and we hope you try this recipe out. Be sure to head over to our YouTube channel to check out the video of this recipe and stay tuned for more posts because we are only on day 1 of 12 days of baking.

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