There’s more to that delicious spread than meets the tongue. That’s why on this National Peanut Butter Day, we are giving you the scoop and counting down the top 4 reasons why you should spread it on thick in honour of peanut butter.

Peanut butter by way of peanuts isn’t just good for soil on the farmland, it’s also good for consumers thanks to its nutrients and protein. Dieticians, Nutritionists and Fitness Gurus recommend peanut butter to patients and clients because they know that it is a source of plant based protein, mostly good fats. It also curbs hunger and takes away sweet cravings.

Peanut butter is a protein-packed spread popular around the world. It’s made of ground peanuts — often roasted first — blended into a thick paste.

Peanut butter is a good source of:

  • Vitamin E
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Magnesium


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 180g
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, room temp 113g
  • 1 cup peanut butter 250g
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 100g, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100g
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5mL
  • 1 egg large, room temp
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder 3g

How to make Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • Preheat over to 350F
  • Sift flour and baking powder together then whisk to combine.
  • Cream butter and sugars in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. You can add an optional 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt.
  • Add peanut butter and mix until incorporated.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla extract then add flour mixture and beat until incorporated.
  • Roll dough into one inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Flatten cookies with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake cookies for about 10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool completely on baking sheet, they need to set up before being transferred.