Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


M L Recipe

By M L
@mcmaven


If I had to choose a "signature" recipe, this would be it. I've been making these since I was a teenager... because they're simply the softest, best-tasting peanut butter cookies I've ever had!

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Rating:
Serves:
A group
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a great soft peanut butter cookie!  My husband’s comment was that the peanut butter taste was not so overwhelming as most cookies of this type... very nice. 

Ingredients

1/2 c
margarine, light
1/2 c
peanut butter, creamy
1/2 c
sugar (plus additional for rolling cookies in before baking)
1/2 c
brown sugar
1
egg
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract, pure
1 1/4 c
flour
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2
Combine margarine, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla.
3
In a separate bowl sift together dry ingredients and add to wet mixture.
4
Form into small balls, roll in remaining sugar and flatten with a fork... creating a criss-cross design.
5
Bake 10-12 minutes until practically perfect.
6
Note: You can substitute butter for the margarine, but I actually prefer the reduced-fat margarine in this recipe. Also, be careful not to over-bake. These cookies are best when they're a little under-done.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Peanut butter