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Peanut Butter Cookies (Scratch Recipe)

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 30
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Packed with great peanut butter taste, these peanut butter cookies are sure to please.
Created Sep 7, 2011
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  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened  
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • Additional granulated sugar


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF.  In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixter on medium speed, or mix with spoon.  stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.  On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 3 inches apart.  Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in additional granulated sugar.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Special Touch: For a special treat, sandwich two of these cookies together with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Roll the edge in chopped candy bar or nuts.
  • Tip 2
    Success: Want the perfect bumpy top on your cookies? Wipe off any excess dough and sugar that may collect between the tines of the fork.
  • Tip 3
    Rich Peanut Butter Cookies: Omit 1/2 cup granulated sugar; increase packed brown sugar to 1 cup. After stirring in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, stir in 1 cup peanut butter chips. Shape dough into balls as directed. Dip tops of balls into granulated sugar, but do not flatten. Bake as directed.

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