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Double Peanut Butter Cookies

THE EXTRA TASTE of peanut butter in the middle of the cookie is a delicious surprise the first time you bite into one. It's a nice, soft cookie and fun to make with little helpers. Kids love to put that extra dab of peanut butter in the middle and snitch some at the same time. -Jeannette Mack, Rushville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 cookies


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light corns syrup
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • Additional peanut butter


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening and peanut butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Beat in corn syrup and milk. Shape into a 10-in. roll; wrap in waxed paper or foil. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices; place half of the slices 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter. Top with remaining slices; seal edges with a fork.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 295 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Sandra
    Sep 14, 2020

    Made these for over 50 years! A family favorite.

  • akelley1976
    Oct 28, 2014

    my mother had the 1966 better homes and gardens cook book of which i used many times in my childhood. as a child i made these cookies many, many times. my brother would pass through the kitchen many times while i was baking these and grab some. so i would have to make a triple batch if there was to be any for anyone else.

  • Batgerl13
    Feb 9, 2013

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  • jdm46
    Dec 2, 2012

    A traditional peanut butter cookie with an added touch of peanut butter--VERY good, especially if you're a peanut butter lover like me !!

  • kandyme
    Sep 14, 2012

    This recipe is a reprint from a 1966 better homes and gardens cook book which I own. This cookie really tastes like peanut butter. I have found that you probably should reduce the salt amount unless you are using organic pb, or pb you make yourself. The pb from the store has too much salt

  • donnaspano
    May 31, 2010

    these delicate peanut butter filled cookies are amazing! love the filling...definately would make again.

  • Stacy
    Jan 19, 2007

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