Mary's Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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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.  Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 56 votes

Comments:
Serves:
A group
Method:
Bake

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

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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