Crunchy peanut butter makes the cookies very nutty, but use smooth peanut butter if you prefer it. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes if you like them soft in the middle, or for 20 to 25 minutes if you like them crisp.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cut up the butter in a bowl. Add the sugar, and cream them together until fluffy. Add the peanut butter, flour and egg; beat everything together with the wooden spoon until the dough is smooth.

  • Put teaspoonfuls of dough on a cookie sheet. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes. Put them on a wire rack to cool using a spatula.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; sodium 206.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2004
great basic peanut butter cookie recipe but i needed to make a few modifications (thus the 4 stars). 2 cups of flour is definitely enough for this recipe. i used 3/4 cup brown sugar & 1/4 cup white sugar added a tsp of vanilla essence & used crunchy peanut butter & added 2 tbsps more of the PB than stated. the dough was as other reviewers mentioned on the dry crumbly side so i added 2 tbsps milk & 1 tbsp water. baked at 180C for 15-16 minutes. i left them to cool the second i got them out of the oven so the outside was crispy & the inside still moist. the 4th batch is in the oven as i speak!! haven't tried them as i'm on a diet but my parents have & they've given me rave reviews so far. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2004
I followed recipe EXACTLY and ended up with a crumbly dough like another review mentioned. I fashioned it into balls and baked a few anyway; not impressed. I love peanut butter but would rather have had a PB&J. I tried tweeking the recipe and it helped a little. I wouldn't make these again just too disappointing. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2004
great basic peanut butter cookie recipe but i needed to make a few modifications (thus the 4 stars). 2 cups of flour is definitely enough for this recipe. i used 3/4 cup brown sugar & 1/4 cup white sugar added a tsp of vanilla essence & used crunchy peanut butter & added 2 tbsps more of the PB than stated. the dough was as other reviewers mentioned on the dry crumbly side so i added 2 tbsps milk & 1 tbsp water. baked at 180C for 15-16 minutes. i left them to cool the second i got them out of the oven so the outside was crispy & the inside still moist. the 4th batch is in the oven as i speak!! haven't tried them as i'm on a diet but my parents have & they've given me rave reviews so far. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2004
I followed recipe EXACTLY and ended up with a crumbly dough like another review mentioned. I fashioned it into balls and baked a few anyway; not impressed. I love peanut butter but would rather have had a PB&J. I tried tweeking the recipe and it helped a little. I wouldn't make these again just too disappointing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2006
I added a little of each of the wet ingredients (butter egg and peanut butter) and they came out excellent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2004
I also thought that the recipe called for to much flour. So I only put in 2 cups. I still found it a little dry so I added 3 tbls of water. I baked them for 12 minutes. They could have gone for an other minute or two but none the less a good cookie. I also put them on a cooling rack right away which allowed the air go all around them which made them crispy on the out side and chewy on the inside. Next time I think that I might try to add a little vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
These are delicious & easy to make! If you follow the recipe EXACTLY they turn out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2007
Mix was very dry and crumbly as most reviews said (did not read them before-hand). The flavour of the cookies was nice after a bit of tweeking to moisten the mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2009
i made these with tips from another comment and they didn't turn out bad they were okay for quick cookies and things i already had at home vanilla would of made the cookies a lot better Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2005
The cookies turned out OK at best. Didn't rise and weren't that sweet. The dough was hard and I had to add water to make the dough easier to stay together without falling apart. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2004
i'm sorry but thats the worse peanut butter cookie i ever had. Read More
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