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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

It's that time of the year when we all start thinking about COOKIES. This is not a normal Christmas cookie but are great anytime. Do you have a cookie swap you are hosting or attending this year? I have one next week and I'll share that recipe later.

These are big, chewy sugar-topped cookies for peanut butter fans of all ages.

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
3 dozen large - 6 dozen regular size
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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1. Beat butter and peanut butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, beating well.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Cover and chill dough 3 hours. Overnight is better.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls; place 3-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Dip fork in additional sugar; flatten cookies in a crisscross design.

4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.

NOTE: For smaller cookies, shape dough into 1-inch balls, and bake 6 to 7 minutes. Makes 6 dozen.


  1. I'm such a peanut butter 'ho -- I make these all the time! :)

  2. This is my exact recipe.I have been baking these 38 years and I hope to continue for another 30 at least!

  3. the only thing better than these is to put two of them together with peanut butter icing!

  4. These cookies are about my favorite and the ones that I never mess up. I so appreciate you giving us yummy recipes every day. Thanks.


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