These cookies are a favorite among children as well as adults and seem to be one of my children's favorites.

Carol

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the peanut butter. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; blend in to form a soft dough. Mix in coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie using the tines of a fork.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 9.7g 3% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 11.9mg 4% DV; sodium 83.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2005
this recipe only serves as a guideline for me but it's very helpful. I personally leave out the coconut flakes every time i bake these cookies and i always add 1 or 2 teaspoons of milk into the batter. I like my cookies soft and the milk and minimum baking time does the trick. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2003
This recipe had good flavor and helped me perfect my own peanut butter cookie recipe. HOWEVER. No matter what I did the ingredients in the amounts given resulted in flat spread out cookies that were not soft the next day. The coconut is awesome. Hint: use more peanut butter and flour. I also recommend adding a little vanilla.=) Read More
(20)
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2005
this recipe only serves as a guideline for me but it's very helpful. I personally leave out the coconut flakes every time i bake these cookies and i always add 1 or 2 teaspoons of milk into the batter. I like my cookies soft and the milk and minimum baking time does the trick. Read More
(36)
Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2003
This recipe had good flavor and helped me perfect my own peanut butter cookie recipe. HOWEVER. No matter what I did the ingredients in the amounts given resulted in flat spread out cookies that were not soft the next day. The coconut is awesome. Hint: use more peanut butter and flour. I also recommend adding a little vanilla.=) Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2002
I made a batch of these thinking they would be nice to have on the counter for a snack. In three hours the entire batch was gone...that's what happens when you live with boys I guess!! They said they were the best p.b. cookies EVER! Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2002
One of the best peanut butter cookies I've ever tasted. The only bad point is that they're addictive and fattening...but who cares about that?! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2006
This recipe is ok as it is however the cookies come out very flat and a little crunchy. I add 1/2 cup of flower and 1/2 cup of peanut butter then cook at 350 for 10 min. This makes for a light soft and VERY tasty cookie! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
I didn't mean to add anything to an already perfect recipe, but I couldn't resist using crunchy peanut butter and adding a 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels... and it still came out to be a 5-star favorite in our home! So easy and so good -- with or without the morsels -- completely different tastes but both so perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2002
These were great but I found 375 to be too high. The first batch burned and I only had them in for 10 min but the seond batch came out perfect and I cooked them for 12 min at 350. They had a perfect consistency and just the right amount of peanut butter and sweetness flavor. I did add about 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey to the batter. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2002
this is a classic and great recipie. i tried it will nutella (a hazelnut spread) and the result was amazing! Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
06/14/2003
I found that the dough was a little too soft (dough needs to be tight and shiny) for cookies and while they turned out okay I prefer a buttery chewy cookie. MIne turned out too soft kind of big and just not as flavorful as I had hoped. I probably should have used crunchy peanut butter. Maybe I will try it again and alternate some of the ingredients. Read More
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