My husband loves all of my cookie recipes, but this one is his all time favorite!! Very rich, and full of peanut butter flavor. When I bake these, the cookie jar empties out really fast!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the butter, butter flavored shortening, and sugars. Add eggs and blend. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until well blended.

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  • Measure out tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Make criss-cross pattern with fork.

  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) 8-10 minutes until set, but not hard. Do not overbake. Leave on sheets for 2 minutes before removing. Cool, and store in covered container.

Nutrition Facts

128.8 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 14.7g 5% DV; fat 7.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 12.8mg 4% DV; sodium 117.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2003
I don't have the biggest sweet tooth in the world but I'll never pass up a good peanut butter cookie and these was more than just good, they were excellent. I also added more P.B. then called for. Just a hint to avoid the sticky and messy job of measuring the peanut butter: If a recipe calls for l cup of peanut butter, fill a measuring cup with one cup of water and start dropping spoonfuls of P.B. into the water until the water level reaches 2 cups. The P.B. won't mix with the water and you'll end up with a perfect cup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2008
HELPFUL SUGGESTION AFTER TRYING THIS SEVERAL TIMES: This one is okay but nothing like the rest of her recipes that I have tried...which ROCK your tummy!!! I tried this trusting I'd make my many guests happy. They ate a few but weren't impressed. Made a different one from this site for a potluck of 300 people and they said they were SO MUCH better (joey's)! Update: Following the suggestions of others below I did this again because I'm always wanting to bake...and it's still nothing special and not the desired consistency I like in a pb cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2003
I don't have the biggest sweet tooth in the world but I'll never pass up a good peanut butter cookie and these was more than just good, they were excellent. I also added more P.B. then called for. Just a hint to avoid the sticky and messy job of measuring the peanut butter: If a recipe calls for l cup of peanut butter, fill a measuring cup with one cup of water and start dropping spoonfuls of P.B. into the water until the water level reaches 2 cups. The P.B. won't mix with the water and you'll end up with a perfect cup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2008
HELPFUL SUGGESTION AFTER TRYING THIS SEVERAL TIMES: This one is okay but nothing like the rest of her recipes that I have tried...which ROCK your tummy!!! I tried this trusting I'd make my many guests happy. They ate a few but weren't impressed. Made a different one from this site for a potluck of 300 people and they said they were SO MUCH better (joey's)! Update: Following the suggestions of others below I did this again because I'm always wanting to bake...and it's still nothing special and not the desired consistency I like in a pb cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
Well , I really did not think this recipe sounded that exciting, but my kids wanted Peanut Butter cookies so we tried it and we loved them!!! I altered the recipe, as others suggested, and used 1 cup of butter and no shortening, I added an additional 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of flour. They don't flatten too much when cooking so you can put a lot on one cookie sheet. I baked for 9 minutes and they don't really look done, but they are. They turned out PERFECT! These were delicious! Great with a glass of milk. I made half plain and added chocolate chips on top of the other half. I posted a picture if interested. Thank you for this recipe...it's a keeper! If you liked these, try the Peanut Butter Cup Cookies recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2006
Mmmm tasty! I didn't have any butter or shortening on hand so I used margarine instead. I also added an extra 1/2 cup of peanut butter and rolled the cookies in sugar before baking. The cookies didn't really spread (probably because I used margarine) but I actually liked the crispiness of the ridges. In addition I used natural creamy peanut butter which doesn't have any sugar in it (unlike Jif and Skippy) so I would recommend natural PB if you prefer a cookie that isn't too sweet. I think next time I'll try crunchy peanut butter for a little extra oomph.:) By the way I posted a photo of the finished product in case anyone's curious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2007
While these are good and there is certainly no tweaking necessary I only rate a recipe five stars if it is absolutely outstanding and somehow sets itself apart from others. I added two chopped King Size Mr. Goodbars and loved it. Again good recipe just not extraordinary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
Wow, totally yummy! I only tried this recipe because I thought if your snickerdoodles were that good, these have got to be okay too. Sooooo yummy. Thank you. I did add a little more peanut butter but still my arms are raised as I bow to you and say "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy". All hale the queen of cookies, and please post some more. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2007
Yay Ms. Sigg! I have tried all of your cookies and you never let me down!:-) For this recipe I did make some adjustments though. I added about 1/2 cup more of peanut butter. I also added half creamy and half crunchy and that really added to the cookie! Loved it! Lastly I put a layer of chocolate chips on half the batch right before I put it in the oven. Mmmm perfect with a glass of milk.:-) Thanks again! Ally 2-25-07 Made again today on a rainy gloomy day. They were STILL amazing! I added milk chocolate chips and 1/8 of a cup of cocoa to the last half of the dough. Yummy! This made for a great lunch (cookie dough and all!):-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
I only rate and review a recipe if it is either really good or really bad and this one is REALLY GOOD! Best PB cookies ever and mine looked nothing like the photo mine were perfectly round professional looking cookies. They look and taste like they come from a fine bakery. Thanks for sharing Beth these are awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
Don't even try another recipe!! This one is just too good. Boyfriend ate the entire batch in less than 2 days and was glad when I didn't want the last two cookies left in the cookie jar. I did as the others mentioned and added another 1/2 c. of PB. This was a big help as just a 1/2 c. of PB would have not been enough.Also do as instructed and take out after 8 minutes. You may not think they are done as I did but the will soon finish cooking after being taken out of the oven. All I got to say is no other PB cookie recipes even comes close to this one. EXCELLENT!!! Read More
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