From the Kitchen

Homemade Peanut Butter & Cookies

My son was eating some peanuts the other day and while chewing, commented, “Mom, I’m making peanut butter!” Well, that sparked today’s post. I thought, yes, let’s make our own peanut butter, why not! We even made a video of it, as well as how to make easy peanut butter cookies with that homemade peanut butter!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

This is my first attempt at a how-to video and it’s a little rough :)

How To Make: Homemade Peanut Butter

Recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter:

  • 1 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts – can be pre-shelled or have fun shelling as part of the process.
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar

This makes 1/2 cup peanut butter. Chop in food processor for 3-5 minutes, or until desired consistency. Done! Now spread on toast or make these delicious cookies below! UPDATE: I suggest storing your homemade peanut butter in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

How To Make: Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies: recipe source from Allrecipes

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Mix to combine, spoon onto baking sheet, and bake in preheated 350* oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!


  1. Your kids are adorable! I think you did very good on your “how-to” videos for a first try! I’ll have to bookmark this post and go back and make some of my own peanut butter some time.

  2. First time on your blog, will definitely check out your other recipes. These cookies look so easy to make; I’m trying these tonight! Your kids are so adorable by the way! God Bless!

  3. I don’t have any kids, but these ideas are such good ideas? Do you think the peanut butter recipe would work in a blender?

  4. I made almond butter and it WAS awesome… was cause it’s gone! I’ve made two more batches and made one into cookies. They were really yummy. Our family has peanut allergies and almond butter is expensive to buy so this was awesome!

  5. Thanks for the peanut butter and video love. I’m planning a few more video how to’s, but I’ll try to hold the camera better and keep the cord from dangling in view :)

  6. When I was about 7 I decided to make peanut butter. My mom was not that thrilled but let me try. I put some peanuts and some butter in the blender and let it whirl. It didn’t turn out very well. I sadly gave up but after seeing this I will try again! Thanks!

    PS is that your son? He looks so much like Gabe.

  7. Mmm, there’s nothing like homemade peanut butter cookies. And if you make your own peanut butter – it’s probably even tastier!



  8. I really enjoyed your 2 videos – you should do more of them…you have a nice speaking voice – I can tell you are a teacher! Ü

  9. What a fun idea! If you store the peanut butter, do you have to refrigerate it? Do you know how long it keeps? It’s probably healthier than premade.

  10. Your kids are so cute! I just watched your videos and realized that your son is wearing a towel (or blanket) for a superhero cape! I made a cape for my son and daughter and they run around the house playing! It’s so cute and super easy! Let me know if you’d like to know how I did it! My kids were both thrilled when I gave the capes to them and feel like they’re really flying when they run or jump off of the couch!

  11. Love the video and the bits of commentary by the kids! I’m thinking it’s about time to make some pb cookies right now. Thanks for a great idea. Love your blog.

  12. Loved the videos! It’s great to know how to make nut butter from scratch. We have a peanut allergy in the family, but recently I found some peanut free almonds. I think it would be a fun kid activity for us to make almond butter. Your kids were super cute too!

  13. My son would love this! He eats peanut butter almost every day and would think it’s sooo cool to make his own! Here’s a fun way to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich much more fun to eat: My son, who is 5, loves watching Scooby Doo. One day I decided to try to make the peanut butter and jelly sandwich seem more exciting by using 3 slices of bread instead of 2 and calling it a “Shaggy Sandwich” because they make their sandwiches like 3-feet high! Needless to say, he thought this was GREAT and now, when he’s extra hungry, asks for a Shaggy Sandwich! It makes me laugh every time! I thought your son looks about the same age and might enjoy this fun little idea, too! Also, I can’t believe there are only 3 ingredients to those yummy peanut butter cookies! I’m going to have to try them to believe it!

  14. I just made these cookies with my kiddos and blogged about it! I didn’t make my peanut butter this time–I’m such a slacker!

    Next time, add some chocolate chips with the peanuts. The kids (and I!) loved that.

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