Peanut Butter Cookies Good Enough For the Kid in All of Us

Peanut Butter Cookies You'll Want to Make Again and Again

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Delicious and Easy to Make. The Hard Part Will be Trying to Stay Out of 'Em!

Most of us grew up nibbling on peanut butter cookies and to this day, whenever I bite into one of these cookies, I reminded of childhood days. I think it could safely be said that peanut butter cookies rank right up there with other comfort foods.

A perfect peanut butter cookies should be slightly crispy, yet soft in the middle. If done right, they have almost a shortbread-like consistency. It is this, combined with the peanut butter flavor that have made these cookies a longstanding favorite.

They are so simple, yet so good.

I'm sharing my best recipe for others to enjoy. The texture of these rich cookies is unbeatable. If you are a fan of peanut butter cookies, make sure to print off this recipe. It's a keeper!

Peanut Butter Cookies.

The butter adds richness, the brown sugar, softness

Into a large bowl:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown (or white) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 heaping cup peanut butter

Cream butter and sugar together; add egg and peanut butter and stir until well blended.

Mixing Wet Ingredients

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Adding Dry Ingredients

Add:

  • 2 cups sifted flour (if dough feels sticky, add a little extra flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1/4 salt

Add dry ingredients to cookie dough and stir until batter forms a ball. Ball should not be overly sticky.

Work dough ball with hands folding over and kneading gently until ingredients are completely mixed.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

Forming Cookies

Scoop out small chunks of dough and roll into balls.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.


Unbaked Peanut Butter Cookies--Ready to Go into the Oven

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Cookie Baking Tip

Double pan to avoid over-browned bottoms.

Baking Your Peanut Butter Cookies

Bake peanut butter cookies in a moderate oven (325), 10-15 min. until browned.

Allow cookies to cool in pan slightly, before lifting onto a flat surface. Store peanut butter cookies in a tin when cold. Enjoy!

Fresh From the Oven and Set to Cool--And Looking at These, You Just Know You Want a Bite...

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Crispy & Soft

Peanut butter cookies have that combo of crispy and soft that gives them such a tempting texture and makes them a delight to bite into.

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jim10 7 years ago from ma

Well that sure is a good sign when they are all gone the very next day. I will make them for my sons birthday party Saturday. Thanks again.


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Athlyn Green 7 years ago from West Kootenays Author

Hi Jim,

Thanks for stopping by my page. I think I'm going to make some of these peanut butter cookies again tomorrow.


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jim10 7 years ago from ma

These peanut butter cookies look great. I will have to give them a try.

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