Peanut Butter Biscuits - The Sweet Rebellion
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Peanut Butter Biscuits

I am simply addicted to these peanut butter biscuits. They are absolutely packed with peanut butter flavour yet, unlike many other peanut butter biscuits, they aren’t over-the-top sweet. Crunchy, nutty and beautifully golden. The perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa!

I may have mentioned that my husband hates peanut butter. And I love it. I did some research and can confirm that he is in the minority. 75% of American households stock peanut butter and South Africans consumed over 25000 tons of the stuff last year. So as far as I’m concerned, I have good reason to continue making peanut butter treats. And so I shall.

If you, like me, are in the majority when it comes to peanut butter loving, I highly recommend you try my Peanut Butter Bars.


½ cup butter, softened
½ cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
½ cup soft brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
1 ¼ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  • Cream together the butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Beat for 4-5 minutes, until very creamy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Sift together all the dry ingredients, and add gradually to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  • Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls and place onto the baking tray, 5cm apart. Use the back of a fork to press down twice in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden and crispy. Leave to cool for a few minutes on the baking tray, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.


  • Joan Thompson
    Posted at 15:25h, 15 November Reply

    Thanks Astrid for the recipe. This is the one that our little Granddaughter loves to make – she bakes with my daughter and these are her favourites. Love, Joan

    • Astrid
      Posted at 16:29h, 20 November Reply

      Glad to hear that – it’s such a fabulous easy recipe for kids!

  • Sam
    Posted at 21:19h, 16 November Reply

    DEF going to try these out!!!! YUM!

    • Astrid
      Posted at 16:28h, 20 November Reply

      Great! Im sure they will be a hit 🙂

  • Teresa le Sueur
    Posted at 11:09h, 17 April Reply


    I would like to bake these Peanut Butter biscuits for my husband. Please would you be so kind as to send the recipe to me by email.

    Many thanks.

    Kind regards


    • Astrid
      Posted at 11:19h, 23 April Reply

      Hi Teresa
      Sure, no problem. I have just sent it.

  • Wendy
    Posted at 18:59h, 28 August Reply

    These are a favourite in our home. Absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe

    • Astrid
      Posted at 11:30h, 10 September Reply

      Hi Wendy. Thats great to hear, thanks for your support!

  • Gail Head
    Posted at 13:21h, 01 September Reply

    Hello Teresa,
    Please can you send me the recipe via email as well.

    • Astrid
      Posted at 13:29h, 09 November Reply

      Hi Gail

      Sure, I’ve just done so 🙂

  • Jon Rob
    Posted at 21:11h, 09 April Reply

    Just made these with my son, super simple for kids…We took a chance and used Yum Yum Chocolate Peanut Butter, the dough was a little wetter so we added a tbls of flour, also had to bake them for an additional 2 mins. They turned out perfectly, delicious.

    • Astrid
      Posted at 16:57h, 21 May Reply

      Hi Jon! That sounds delicious, glad it worked out with the chocolate peanut butter! Thanks for your feedback

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