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Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

"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
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Note
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 125 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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