Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe



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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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.  The Test Kitchen


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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
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract, pure
1 1/4 c
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp

How to Make Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 2Combine margarine, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla.
  • 3In a separate bowl sift together dry ingredients and add to wet mixture.
  • 4Form into small balls, roll in remaining sugar and flatten with a fork... creating a criss-cross design.
  • 5Bake 10-12 minutes until practically perfect.
  • 6Note: 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.

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About Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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

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