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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 doz. cookies


Lots of peanut butter makes for an intense peanut-butter flavor in these crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.


1 cup peanut butter
½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
cups flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until well combined. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to peanut-butter mixture.
  4. Roll dough into balls about 1 tablespoon in size. Place balls 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Press each ball twice with a fork (at 90-degree angles) to mark with tines.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, rotating so that cookies bake evenly, until cookies are light golden-brown. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Cool completely before transferring to an airtight storage container.

This content is from the Meera S.T. Vargo collection.

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100% recommend this recipe
1. by Tess on Jun 16, 2008 at 8:26 AM PDT

These are perfect. The dough is light and airy, and it yields the best pb cookie I have ever eaten. Not only that, with this elegant recipe, you can whip them up in wink of an eye!

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