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Tina's Tasty Peanut Butter Cookies

Updated on November 1, 2014

Peanut butter cookies

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Dry Ingredients

Peanut Butter mixture

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl beat the egg, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream together Peanut butter, Butter, Brown sugar, and Granulated sugar until blended.
  4. Add your beaten egg, milk and vanilla, one at a time.
  5. Add your flour mixture to the moist creamed ingredients.
  6. Place a tablespoon of dough into your hands, and roll into a ball. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Take a fork, dipped in sugar and press each ball once with fork tines, or place a criss cross pattern on top of the cookies.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the edges are a golden brown.

Placing and baking your peanut goodness

Variations- see photos below

You can use the following variations:

  • Add one cup M&M's to your recipe while mixing.
  • Add peanut butter chips to the top of each cookie, prior to baking.
  • Add milk chocolate kisses or striped hugs to the top of each cookie, after they have finished baking, while they are still warm. A great holiday goodness.
  • Chocolate dipped: Pour 1 cup of chocolate chip morsels in a saucepan. Chocolate is best melted over indirect heat, so using a double boiler is useful. Let chocolate begin to melt, then stir it gently with a plastic spatula. Remove from the burner. Continue to stir until the chocolate looks smooth and shiny. Dip half the cooled cookie in the melted chocolate. Place on a plate lined with wax paper until cooled.



The Benefits of Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter contains protein and monosaturated fats. At times when you may feel sluggish, peanut butter is a great pick-me-upper.

Did you know Peanut Butter contains healthy nutrients such as Vitamin B3, tryptophan, and manganese? It is a good source of fiber which reduces your LDL cholesterol. It also contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Lastly, it contains iron which helps in circulation.

Resveratrol is a common household name these days, and it is naturally found in plants to protect them from disease, fungal infection and injury. Peanuts are not exempt. So if you wish you could slow down your aging process, keep your weight down and prevent chronic illness look for plants that contain Resveratrol. When news first came out on Resveratrol, grape skins and red wine come to mind. But with much research the compound is produced and found in roots, stems, leaves,shells and seeds.

Natural Peanut butter vs Regular brands

What to look for in Peanut Butter:

Natural Peanut Butter is made with only ground peanuts with no added sugar, oil or preservatives. But some are not crazy about all the natural oils going to the top of the jar. Natural peanut butter needs to be refrigerated because it lacks preservatives.

Regular Peanut Butter comes in many brands. It contains preservatives, so you will not have to refrigerate it. The amount of partially-hydrogenated oil and sugar varies between brands. There are brands with low sodium and low or no-sugar added.


Fancy Peanut Butter cookies for Holiday baking.

Holiday PB cookies

A Holiday treat that will not last include the kisses and hugs. There is nothing like the taste of chocolate with peanut butter.

M & M PB cookies

M&M PB cookies

This is a cookie the children will adore. Very colorful and great tasting.

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate dipped

This is an awesome variation, that goes over well with your Holiday-get-together's. It is also a nice gift, tightly packed in a pretty holiday tin. Great gift for friends and neighbors.

Peanut butter morsels added

To add a sweet goodness top each cookie with a few Peanut Butter morsels.

Topped with Peanut butter morsels

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 106
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 13 g65%
Unsaturated fat 10 g
Carbohydrates 33 g11%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 13 mg4%
Sodium 81 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • Susan Guinn profile image
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      Susan Guinn 3 years ago from Florida

      Peach purple, Oh yes I can post the Strawberry shortcake recipe for you. Give me a few days and I will hav e it up for you.

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      Randall Guinn 3 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

      She can't, I ate it all.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      when will you post the strawberry shortcake?

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      Randall Guinn 3 years ago

      Strawberry shortcake!

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      Susan Guinn 3 years ago from Florida

      Peachpurple,

      Why yes you can. Do you have peanut oil, that would be best, but if not any oil. Add peanuts and oil at a ratio of 3 cups of peanuts per teaspoon of oil. I do not think you can use sunflower oil in place of butter though. You cannot replace a liquid fat with a solid one -- such as butter or lard. Solid fats react differently than liquid fats when heated and therefore affect the recipe’s outcome. I hope this helps! Now that Christmas is over with, this Friday is my husband's Birthday. His favorite is Strawberry shortcake, so that is what I will be making.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i do not have peanut butter or butter. Can i use ground peanuts mix with oil and for butter can i use sunflower oil?

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      Susan Guinn 3 years ago from Florida

      peachpurple -Thanks Peachpurple. I love your page, many topics on food as well as Christianity. I am a born again Christian and work for a Catholic agency here in florida, so we share our faith. thank you for the above comment. I love baking and cooking myself.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great hub, i like the way you mentioned about home made peanut butter that motivated me to try on my own. Voted up

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      Jackie Bedford 3 years ago

      can't wait to try these!

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      Shirley 3 years ago

      I love peanut butter cookies. Well done!

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      Trang 3 years ago

      Looks yummy, Cannot wait to make some. Thanks Susan.

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      Randall Guinn 3 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

      Well done.

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