Rating: 4.18 stars
173 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 6

Very easy recipe: you mix all the ingredients in one bowl. Makes a very soft peanut butter cookie. No need to press cookies down before you bake them. Very good!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine, peanut butter, and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the unprepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not overbake: cookies will be soft and chewy. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 9g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 84.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (182)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
These were absolutly the best Peanut Butter Cookies I have ever made. My husband and 2 year old son can't get enough. They really are nice and chewy. I did add another 1/2 cup of peanut butter because many of the reviews recommended that. I think they have a very good peanut butter flavor. I have made many cookies in my life and I am always looking for cookies that will actually stay soft after they have cooled. My search is over, this is the recipe I will stick with from now on. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2003
- -I heard wonderful compliments for this recipe but they were quite disgusting. They lost the peanut butter flavor and really tasted like mush. Some of them fell apart. I followed the recipe 100% and it didnt come out good. I dont recommend these at all!!! Hope this helps! - - Read More
(12)
173 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
These were absolutly the best Peanut Butter Cookies I have ever made. My husband and 2 year old son can't get enough. They really are nice and chewy. I did add another 1/2 cup of peanut butter because many of the reviews recommended that. I think they have a very good peanut butter flavor. I have made many cookies in my life and I am always looking for cookies that will actually stay soft after they have cooled. My search is over, this is the recipe I will stick with from now on. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
These cookies were awesome. I added an extra 1/2 cup of peanut butter, as suggested, and put in about a cup of chocolate chips. Thanks.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2004
These cookies were great!! I also doubled the peanut butter and added a 1/4 cup flour to the original one cup. They turned out beautifully looked like I bought them from a bakery. They taste great too! Thanks for the keeper recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
Pretty good cookies,as for the negative comments either thier hardware is broken or somebody forgot how to bae ;) I dont like that much peanut butter flavor on my cookies so half a cup is perfect. 15 to 17 minutes in the oven is required or untill you see the edges of the cookies lightly brown. If you take them out earlier the middle might be raw. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2003
- -I heard wonderful compliments for this recipe but they were quite disgusting. They lost the peanut butter flavor and really tasted like mush. Some of them fell apart. I followed the recipe 100% and it didnt come out good. I dont recommend these at all!!! Hope this helps! - - Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2005
When making these cookies I followed recommendations of previous reviewers by adding 1/2 c. peanut butter and increasing flour to 1-1/2 cups. I also chilled for a bit and then shaped into balls and pressed w/fork before putting in the oven. Cooked for 10 minutes and they came out good. Very easy and taste great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2004
These were great and very easy! I also used one cup peanut butter. I also alternated batches- one plain one rolled in sugar and cinnamon one rolled in crushed pecans. Yum. When I first went to take them out of the oven after 10 min. I didn't think they were done- but they were! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
I made these cookies today with my boyfriend and added an extra half-cup of peanut butter and an extra quarter-cup of flour. They are amazing! He took some to his bosses and they loved them! Would definitely reccomend for anyone looking for good cookies. They only need to be cooked until the edges of the cookies start turning slightly golden or they'll be overdone. They even stay soft after they cool! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2003
An excellent cookie especially with a little extra peanut butter. Also you can substitute 1 cup of Splenda for the sugar and your Diabetic friends will love you forever.:) Read More
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