Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 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
- 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.
Editor's NoteReduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 125 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Mar 23, 2018
I have a few PB cookie recipes I've collected over the years, but they're just ok. This one I really like and it's now my new favorite! I doubled recipe, tweaked it a bit by using 1/4 cup more of PB and double the vanilla. In addition I also added almost a cup of dark chocolate chips stirred in last - I used Natural Jif creamy. A meat tenderizer dipped in sugar worked perfectly for the markings. Crunchy, a bit chewy; just the way I like them. Baked on regular bake (not convection bake) at 375 for 10 minutes. This made 65 cookies. Minor complaint is PB flavor was a bit weak, but they'll be gone before you can say "yum...
Dec 11, 2017
My DH loves Peanut Butter Cookies, but only if they are crispy, not soft. This recipe fit the bill perfect. I only got a couple dozen out of the batch, but I made them a tad bigger, we like a good size cookie. They were crisp and rose up so nice. I used my meat tenderizer to make the design on top and it looked really nice. This is my new favourite PBC recipe!
Jun 25, 2017
As a volunteer feild editor with Taste of Home magazine I love classic cookie recipes! Simple ingredients and great crisp cookie! My teenage son prepared, quick to prepare. He skipped chilling because in a rush, with no difficulties. For us, removed from oven before minimum time. He loved them!
Jun 12, 2017
Delicious! Love this recipe!
Feb 20, 2016
Good Cookie. My batch made 3 dozen. Delicious. Nice treat.
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Oct 6, 2013
So traditional - and so delicious. Made a double batch today for lunchbox treats this week.
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!
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.
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