Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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95 Reviews
A peanut butter cookie recipe is always a hit. Our classic peanut butter cookies are a favorite the whole family will love.
45 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
peanut butter
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
salt
Sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in bowl. Beat on medium speed until well mixed. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten balls in criss-cross pattern with fork dipped in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
90
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
11g
Protein
2g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
100mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Yummmmmmm

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I love to bake but prefer easy recipes.... These cookies are easy and always turn out amazing! Definitely a 5 star peanut butter cookie recipe 😊

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These cookies turned out perfect when I made them! It was a quick and easy recipe. I ended up making them for the house and I really enjoyed them, but my boyfriend didn't (He's more of a chocolate chip cookie guy.) I ended up giving away extra cookies to friends and neighbors and they loved it! If you are peanut butter lover you will enjoy these cookies.

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Simply the best! Everyone raves over them! I don't understand some of the negative comments. If you don't like salty cookies, just don't put salt into the batter. I don't use salt. The salt in the peanut butter salts them enough. They are not dry either, as one commented on.

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I made this recipe but substituted sunflower nut butter for the peanut butter, since my son has a peanut allergy. They came out wonderful with a crispy edge and soft middle. Everything I love about peanut butter cookies. These are a new standby at our house.

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I added chocolate chips.They are awesome.Taste like peanut butter cups I give them a big ol 5

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Hi Micki, thanks for sharing your variation! We also have a gluten-free peanut butter cookie on our website - search "Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)" in the search bar. Happy baking!

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I followed the recipe as stated with a couple exceptions: I increased the amount of peanut butter to 3/4 cup, replaced the flour with a gluten-free all-purpose flour, and added 1/2 tsp xanthan gum to the flour (necessary for gluten-free baking). Even with the increase in peanut butter, I didn't really taste enough of it in the cookies. However, all my friends seemed to love them so I will keep the recipe on hand and make more in the future!

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Mallory
Hi Micki, thanks for sharing your variation! We also have a gluten-free peanut butter cookie on our website - search "Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)" in the search bar. Happy baking!
Posted March 18, 2016

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They shouldn't have been so salty Very gross

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I followed this recipe and the COOKIES turned out PERFECTLY. Although, I did add a little bit of WHITE SUGAR!

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Doesn't really work. Needs ALOT of extra peanut butter and sugar. Whoever invented this recipe probably doesn't like peanut butter cookies. Only tastes of flour???

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I made these cookies this afternoon and followed the recipe exactly. I'm not sure why other reviewers had problems with the dough being crumbly, but if you use butter (not margarine or shortening) and make certain that it's softened, you should have no problems. Also, make sure that the egg is "large" or "extra large" because that can make a big difference in moisture content. I used a 1 1/2" scoop and the recipe made about 2 dozen cookies and they taste fabulous! I then made another batch and stirred in 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips at the end of the mixing process and they, too, are a hit! Great recipe!! Thank you!

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Awesome and easy. I used golden brown sugar for "brown sugar". Remove from oven when bottoms just start to golden.

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I use more peanut butter (about a cup of super chunky) and approx. 1 tsp cinnamon. sometimes the extra peanut butter means having to chill the dough before rolling into balls, but it's worth it. the cinnamon gives it that extra special something.

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Hi Mary, whole wheat flour can perform differently in baking than white flour. We suggest trying half white flour and half wheat flour for a slightly better texture when baking. Hope this helps!

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Good but they were a little dry - I used wheat flour?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Mary, whole wheat flour can perform differently in baking than white flour. We suggest trying half white flour and half wheat flour for a slightly better texture when baking. Hope this helps!
Posted May 22, 2015

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Hi Cassandra, in this recipe, the brown sugar is creamed together with the butter. The regular sugar called for at the bottom of the recipe is for coating the dough balls. Hope this helps!

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on your recipe it has like regular sugar but in the directions it doesn't explain when to put it in

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Cassandra, in this recipe, the brown sugar is creamed together with the butter. The regular sugar called for at the bottom of the recipe is for coating the dough balls. Hope this helps!
Posted May 04, 2015

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My husband gave me this recipe from the LoL website. When I made them, the result was the best we've ever found. Everyone that we've given the cookies to, just rave over them as the best. Thanks!

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I used this recipe as kind of a guide post with my past experience making cookies. Instead of 1 cup of brown sugar, I used 1/2 cup brown and 1/2 cup white sugar (the molasses in brown sugar can make cookies overly soft, and I like peanut butter cookies crisp:), unsalted butter (I increased the salt to 3/4 tsp), and I added 1/2 cup coarsely ground roasted peanuts to the mix. Then I chilled the mix for an hour in the fridge before rolling it into balls. The dough was a tad crumbly, and I baked the cookies about 12 minutes, but the end result was delish!

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