Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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"The old-fashioned taste of these crisp, peanut buttery cookies is irresistible," reports Jessie MacLeod of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. "And they're as quick to make as they are to disappear. I often double the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 125 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add peanut butter, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and mix well. For easier shaping, chill the dough for 1 hour. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball by crisscrossing with the tines of a fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and cookies are set. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cookies in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p51

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ReneeMurby User ID: 7119369 244166
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016

"Good Cookie. My batch made 3 dozen. Delicious. Nice treat."

mikibunny31 User ID: 7066772 51307
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Really good"

Rejoicealway7 User ID: 7576062 202544
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Wonderful recipe!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 193450 52301
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"So traditional - and so delicious. Made a double batch today for lunchbox treats this week."

mjbeagles User ID: 6547836 23179
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"Our church has a "cookie walk" every few months as a fundraiser. This was the first time I made this recipe, and I really like the way they came out-very thin, but with a perfect amount of peanut butter. My husband, the cookie expert, gave it a thumbs-up!"

mjbeagles User ID: 6547836 202543
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"Our church has a "cookie walk" every few months as a fundraiser. These cookies were thinner than the usual peanut butter cookies, but full of flavor! The amount of peanut butter was just perfect. I doubled the recipe as suggested, and they got a thumbs-up from my husband, the cookie expert."

Mommalovespink User ID: 7310357 21640
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"Best peanut butter cookie recipe yet!"

keepinyouinstitches User ID: 2668277 21732
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"I use dark brown sugar and maple flavoring instead of vanilla and LOVE the flavor; it is my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe!"

Antonina39965 User ID: 6413731 21637
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Easy and delicious. What else do you need if you want something peanuty, and FAST."

bak1123 User ID: 4254509 79403
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"Amazing taste .I did add morsels and it I wouldnt recommend it .No need to the cookie is so good as i."

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