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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars

"Peanut butter cookies that stay soft with a good flavor but not too sweet! You won't make another recipe after this one!"
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Ingredients

servings 270 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Combine margarine, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Blend together very well.
  2. Add flour, baking soda and salt with mixer. Chill dough 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Roll into balls by hand.
  3. Place on sprayed cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until edges very lightly browning (about 7 to 10 minutes). Don't overcook. We store them in a plastic storage containers, and they stay soft!

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 270 calories; 13.5 g fat; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 273 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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If I were to rate on flavor alone I would rate it a 5. If you are going to use this recipe you really need to pay attention to them because they can easily overbake. The recipe says to take th...

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The cookies were good but definately needed more peanut butter in them. First off, I hate it when people rate the recipe based off of their version!! Please do not rate recipes unless you have...

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If I were to rate on flavor alone I would rate it a 5. If you are going to use this recipe you really need to pay attention to them because they can easily overbake. The recipe says to take th...

these cookies are awesome. I did alter them a bit though. First, I added 3/4 cup peanutbutter (instead of 1/2). I used 1/2 cup honey in the place of sugar like someone else recommended. Plus ...

The cookies were good but definately needed more peanut butter in them. First off, I hate it when people rate the recipe based off of their version!! Please do not rate recipes unless you have...

YUMMY! These came out great. I followed other people's suggestions and did the following: Used 3/4 cup oats in place of 3/4 cup flour. Used both wheat and white flour. 1/4 cup honey to substit...

I made the cookies exactly as written, and agree with the others that they need more peanut butter. I think 3/4 cup peanut butter would be about right. Cooked them for 8 minutes and took them ...

The recipe is just what I needed for the famous "peanut butter hershey kiss" cookies. The cookies came out great (but I listened to the other reviews and put in 3/4 c. of peanut butter).

This was just the recipe I was looking for. I doubled the recipe to create less work later...made about 6 dozen cookies with double batch. I also added a bit more peanut butter. Since I am a ...

Wonderful Recipe!! I personally like to cook them in muffin pans b/c it makes them easy to pack as lunch snacks and are cute and yummy!

Awesome! Replaced margarine with butter, and used whole wheat graham flour instead of all purpose. Turned out great with the textured flour, and more fiber-Boyfriend loved them and said a 9 out ...