Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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@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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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


Rating:

★★★★★ 55 votes

Comments:
Serves:
A group
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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
    egg
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract, pure
  • 1 1/4 c
    flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt

How to Make Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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.

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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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