Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes to Celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day on June 12

June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

My favorite cookie in the whole wide world is the Peanut Butter cookie!

Some form of peanut butter has been around for centuries, but the Peanut Butter Cookie is a newer concept.

The History of It All

In the 14th century the ancient Aztecs roasted peanuts and made a mash which was probably a pretty crunchy-style peanut butter.

Peanut butter cookies have been a classic since the 1900s. President Woodrow Wilson’s wife included them in her famous list of cookie recipes – only she called them Peanut Cookies.

In 1916, George Washington Carver had 3 peanut butter cookie recipes in his research bulletin, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption.”

George Washington Carver 1910

In 1932 the iconic peanut butter cookie recipe calling for the criss cross fork marks was printed in the Schenectady Gazette just in time for July 4th celebrations.

And then mothers and grandmothers across North America were making their peanut butter cookies that way for decades.

All of our Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes:

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