Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Lately I was craving the peanut butter cookies that my grandmother used to make when I was young. They turned out pretty good. I tried to place them all on one sheet and they spread into each other when baking... The next time I will split them onto two backing sheets.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream together the butter, peanut butter and the sugars.
  2. Beat in the eggs.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Mix wet and dry.
  6. Ball up a tablespoon of dough and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Flatten with a fork making a criss-cross pattern.
  8. Repeat 6 & 7 until done.
  9. Bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.


redforever said...

Usually if cookies spread like this during baking, it is due to one of two problems.

1. The batter could be too rich in terms of butter.

2. The butter was too warm. You can compensate by dropping your cookies on the cookie sheet, refrigerate for 10 minutes, then popping them in the oven and baking.

Kevin said...

It might be because I had the cookie sheet on top of the stove when it was preheating. The cookies were even starting to melt a bit before they even got into the oven. I will have to make sure to not do this in the future. Thanks for the tip!

Amberini said...

Hi there! I found this recipe quite some time ago and finally got around to baking it today. Its now the almighty beginning recipe post on my blog, lightly modified, but not much. Linked to you though! Thanks so much for the recipe, they're so pretty and it was a breeze to make. I was making no-bake cookies at the same time I was baking these guys!

NyukTin said...

These cookies spread quite a bit for me too, even after refrigerating the batter for half an hour. My boyfriend liked how thin and crunchy the cookies turned out though. Thanks for the recipe!

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