Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 25m

Makes about 3 dozen cookies


  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla.

Sift together the flour and baking soda. Add to the cookie dough and mix well.

Roll the dough into golf ball-sized balls. Place them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Place another sheet of parchment paper on top and press lightly to flatten the cookies. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper.

Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Carefully remove and let cool on a wire rack.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 5512

nutrition information per serving

129 calories; 9g total fat; 16mg cholesterol; 21mg sodium; 11g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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