These classic cookies don't get much easier.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 cookies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a stand mixer until smooth.

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  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beater with a spatula. Add egg and mix for about 1 minute.

  • Slowly mix in flour with the mixer on low. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beater. Mix on medium until combined, about 30 seconds.

  • Form dough into a ball, cover with plastic and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

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

  • Portion out cookie dough in equal-sized balls on a baking sheet covered with a silicone baking mat. Use damp hands to roll dough into smooth balls. Stamp each ball with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until golden.

  • Leave on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 35.8mg; sodium 228.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
I followed the recipe exact, only using super chunk peanut butter because that was all I had on hand. They turned out absolutely beautiful, just like peanut butter cookies are supposed to look. SIDE NOTE: My issue with making cookies lately is with the heat, they get.......weird, even with how fast the family can eat them. This cookie turned out perfect and it was a small enough batch that I didn't have to worry about the cookies "wilting" in the heat. My husband called me this morning and said that not only did they hold up well in Tupperware for his lunch but his co-workers liked them, too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2012
Though an easy recipe the texture of the cookies was grainy entirely too salty and sweet for my taste and not peanut buttery enough. Edible but not really enjoyable. Read More
(14)
377 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
I followed the recipe exact, only using super chunk peanut butter because that was all I had on hand. They turned out absolutely beautiful, just like peanut butter cookies are supposed to look. SIDE NOTE: My issue with making cookies lately is with the heat, they get.......weird, even with how fast the family can eat them. This cookie turned out perfect and it was a small enough batch that I didn't have to worry about the cookies "wilting" in the heat. My husband called me this morning and said that not only did they hold up well in Tupperware for his lunch but his co-workers liked them, too. Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
Excellent cookies! The best peanut butter cookies I have ever made! I did change one thing though. I used 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour and decreased the 1 cup white flour by a little bit. Baking also took 5 minutes longer in my oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2012
This is a very easy recipe. It was simple and extremely tasty! I didn't use the silicone baking mat though, i only a standard cookie sheet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2012
I'm all about a chewy cookie and these are so chewy yet crunchy on the ouside, so good!! And simple to make too!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2012
My Mom's recipe calls for 1/2 t. ground cinnamon ...and that simple ingredient really enhances the peanut flavor! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2012
Though an easy recipe the texture of the cookies was grainy entirely too salty and sweet for my taste and not peanut buttery enough. Edible but not really enjoyable. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
These cookies are easy and yummy! They are great the way they are, but I decided to add white chocolate chips and coconut. It made these cookies even better. :) Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
Simply the best cookies we have ever had!!! Loved by everyone in my family!!! Only change I made is that I used margarine instead of butter as I cannot have butter!!! Wonderful recipe! Only problem was that they didn't last long with my family! They disappreared very quickly!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
follow recipes exactly. don't add extra butter. i also added chocolate ghiradelli powder on my second time to get rid of it. added nice kick. turned out great! Read More
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