My mom is the best mom ever. No, seriously, she is. Most everybody thinks that about their mom and you probably rolled your eyes when you read that so let me give you a little context on what makes her the best in my eyes. She [with my dad] raised five of us and never played favorites...even though we know I'm the obvious frontrunner in that area. 🙂 She was diagnosed with Lupus when I was two or three years old and has endured periodic flares, weight loss, hair loss, heart disease, a stroke, numerous surgeries and procedures, dialysis for the last fourteen years, and countless other physical and mental difficulties. Throughout all of this, she has remained our mommy and poured into us as much as and probably even more than a "regular" mom. She has remained strong in her faith and supported all of us through travel, degrees, and in pursuit of our dreams. She is my biggest cheerleader! So, of course, I am always trying to lighten her load and do little things for her where I can. That's where these cookies come in. Peanut butter cookies are her favorite. When I opened my June Degustabox and spotted the Jif cinnamon peanut butter, I already knew what to make with it.The flavor of this peanut butter isn't as peanut-y as other kinds and the cinnamon is also mild so I thought I'd add some other spices to strengthen it. While this ingredient was the inspiration for these spiced peanut butter cookies, feel free to add more cinnamon or use a different butter if you like. You might also like my blackberry spice muffins or spiced banana nut bread.
You're probably wondering what a Degustabox is. I kind of slid that in there, huh? Degustabox is a food product subscription service that surprises you with ten or more treats each month. My latest box was brimming with things like salad dressing from Brianna's, coconut oil (aka one of the keys to black girl magic) from Vita Coco, and sour gummy bears from Haribo. I enjoyed it so much that I have partnered with Degustabox to send one of y'all your own box absolutely free of charge. [Giveaway is closed.] If you would like to try Degustabox for half off + free shipping, click here for my discount code.
What's your (or your mom's) favorite cookie? Thanks for reading!
Mix together butter, peanut butter, egg, and brown sugar.
In another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
Fold wet into dry to form dough. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into half-dollar-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
Press down on balls with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern. (Tip: Spray fork with non-stick first.) Bake for about ten minutes.
My Degustabox is provided in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.
- ½ cup cinnamon peanut butter or ½ cup peanut butter plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoons ground clove
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 egg
- Mix together butter, peanut butter, egg, and brown sugar.
- In another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
- Fold wet into dry to form dough. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into half-dollar-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
- Press down on balls with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern. Bake for about ten minutes.