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Peanut Butter Cookies

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


This is one of the first cookies I ever made.

Kids of all ages just love these cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Peanut Butter Cookies are some of the first cookies I ever baked, and this is the recipe I used.

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Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Chill Overnight or at least: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup solid shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, plain
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, and shortening. Add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.

Combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add to peanut butter mixture until completely combined.

Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet(s). Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Flatten balls in a criss-cross pattern with a fork dipped in flour. A flour-dipped cookie press or the flat bottom of a small glass may also be used.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Store in a loosely covered container, like a cookie jar, for harder-crisper cookies. For softer cookies, store in an airtight container.

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 5 out of 5
Freeze and Save, Member maryjanenewlon

I enjoyed the cookie recipe. I would like to freeze the dough and give for presents. How long does the frozen dough last?

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