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soft -chewy peanut butter drop cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

I found a version of this recipe in an old Southern Living Cookbook. I did make a few adjustments that I thought would elevate the flavors. I used extra peanut butter, added Vanilla Bean Paste instead of extract, & increased the baking powder. These cookies are soft & chewy & are a drop cookie, so it doesn't take long to make or bake, just 12 minutes or less depending on your oven. I even added a few colorful sprinkles on top of some of the cookies, for added color & eye appeal. These cookies are so tasty, & makes about 5 dozen depending on the size spoon you use. I shared with my neighbor.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For soft -chewy peanut butter drop cookies

  • 2/3 c
    butter or margarine, i used butter
  • 1 c
    peanut butter, i used creamy
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 lg
    eggs room temperature
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour, i used white lily
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 c
    chopped peanuts, i used dry roasted

How To Make soft -chewy peanut butter drop cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. I have listed the ingredients I used to make these cookies. Cream the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Beat until mixture is creamy and smooth.
  • 3
    Add in both sugars, Vanilla bean paste or extract, and eggs. Then beat until blended together.
  • 4
    Add in 1/3 of the sifted flour mixture, and beat, then add in some of the milk and beat again.
  • 5
    Chop peanuts until broken into small pieces or use a kitchen hammer or food processor.
  • 6
    Now add another 1/3 of the flour, along with the chopped peanuts & milk.
  • 7
    Add in the remaining flour.Beat until batter is creamy and smooth. Grease or spray several large cookie sheets with cooking spray, and drop cookie dough onto sheet pans with a teaspoon, or if you prefer larger cookies use a tablespoon. Space at least 2 inches apart.
  • 8
    Place in preheated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 12 minutes or less, depending on your oven.
  • 9
    Remove cookies from sheet pan and place on cooling rack to cool completely,then transfer to a large platter or plate.
  • 10
    Serve with your favorite beverage, milk, coffee or tea. Enjoy these cookies they're delicious.