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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Total Time: Under 1 Hour
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Peanut Butter Cookies

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

This is a version dear to the set who favor peanut butter. Some people add from ½ to 1 cup of halved or chopped peanuts to make double peanut cookies.

Yield: about 4½ dozen small cookies.

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)


Cream the butter and peanut butter, cream in the brown sugar, then beat in the egg. Sift the flour and salt and stir in. If desired, stir in the vanilla. This will make a very stiff dough. Form into long rolls about 1 inch in diameter. Cut into lengths of 1 inch or less, form into balls, and place an inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Press down the top of each cookie with a fork, fIrst in one direction and then the other to make a crisscross design. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven 9 to 12 minutes or until a delicate brown. Remove from pans while still slightly warm, and cool on a rack. Store in airtight containers.

Rich Peanut Butter Cookies:

Use only 1¼ cups flour. Chill the rolls or freeze until firm. Slice about ¼ inch thick to bake, place on greased or ungreased cookie pans or baking sheets, and bake until a delicate brown, about 8 minutes.

© 1972 James A. Beard

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Serving size is 2 cookies.

126kcal (6%)
12mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
31mcg RAE (1%)
17mg (6%)
50mg (2%)
3g (13%)
6g (9%)
1mg (3%)

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