Charleston Cookie Co Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Charleston Cookie Co Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Charleston Cookie Company’s by line is “Gourment Cookies with a Southern Accent.” They sent us Chocolate Maroni Cookies for our pillow treat. While searching its website, this cookie did not show up, but numerous other intriguing selections were available.

We have the Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe.

Peanut Butter Cookies


1 c butter
2/3 c chunky peanut butter
1/3 c. 10-X sugar (sifted after measuring if it’s lumpy)
1 c (tightly packed) brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c chocolate chips
10 peanut butter cups, chunked to about 1/2 size

Have all ingredients at room temperature.
Mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) until thoroughly blended.
Beat butter, peanut butter, 10-X sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until well blended.
Beat egg, egg yolk and vanilla until well mixed.
Add to peanut butter mixture.
Stir, by hand, the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture until well blended and smooth.
Add the chips and peanut butter cup chunks, mixing carefully, by hand.
Let the dough stand for 5 minutes to firm slightly.
Scoop 1″ pieces of dough and roll with hands into balls. The dough will be fairly soft.
Place the balls on a greased baking sheet about 2″ apart.
Press the balls in the center with the tines of a fork and flatten them slightly (this was my job as a little girl).
Bake 9-12 minutes at 350 until slightly brown at the edges.
Transfer to racks and cool.

With these boutique companies, it is frequently the story behind them that adds so much interest.

At the end of 2001, founder Judith Moore, was unable to find a recipe for a perfect chocolate chip cookie. So, after a two-month quest, she decided to use a butter-cookie dough and develop her own recipe.

A team of cookie fans formed and by October 2003, they launched the Charleston Cookie Company, LLC. They are fortunate to have Chef Judy Papadimitriou with her experience in large-scale production baking and a willingness to work on specialized cookies and brownies.

Judith says, “We also believe in working hard, in having fun, in bringing a smile to people’s faces and in supporting our vision of, in our own small way, bringing joy to the lives of those who buy our cookies.”

I’ve a friend who used to refer to his working as, “Have a little fun and make a little money.” He had a lot of fun and made a lot of money. Judith’s philosophy did bring a smile to my face.

I encourage you to check out There are recipes for some favorites. The pumpkin nut sound great to me. Judith is willing to be interviewed for stories.

You can reach her at 800 606 9001. Thank you Judith and team.

6 Responsesto “Charleston Cookie Co Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe”

  1. Judith says:

    Hi, Marilyn

    Thank you SO MUCH for your good words! Coming from a food writer, they mean even more to us.

    We're thrilled you enjoyed the pillow cookies. Our Chef, Judy Papadimitriou was Executive Pastry Chef at several luxury hotels before she came to us and she made those especially for you-all.

    Thanks again, and best wishes –

    Judith Moore

  2. Maralyn says:

    Thank you Judith for responding. It is nice to know that the cookies we got were a treat just for IFWTWA.

    Your participation was appreciated.

    If you would like to send me a bio on your chef, another recipe and jpg, I'll do a feature on her. You would send that to

    Maralyn D. Hill
    President, International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA)
    623 252 1939, 6322 S Sky Ct, Gilbert, AZ 85298, E-Mail:, Books By Hills,, Big Blend Magazine, Global Writes NoraLyn LTD, Member: Society of Professional Journalists

  3. The blog wasn’t loading couple hours ago. i tried viewing it but it wasn’t loading now but i can access it now. What happened? Anyone else had this happen?

    • Maralyn says:

      I’m not sure what happened. I know it was slow yesterday and last night, but now is fine. I just tell my webmaster and he discovers problem and resolves it. I don’t get into the details. I prefer to write.

  4. Joanne says:

    I love trying new peanut butter cookie recipes. This one looks like it’s a crowd pleaser.
    I’m heading over to the Charleston Cookie site right now!

  5. Maralyn says:

    Thanks for commenting Joanne. New and old cookie recipes are always great to try.

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