Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

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There's nothing quite like classic peanut butter cookies paired with a glass of milk. This peanut butter cookie recipe is simple to make and a favorite for kids and adults to enjoy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 22 mins
Yield:
54 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • Granulated sugar

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat peanut butter, butter, and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll balls in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the tines of a fork, flatten balls by making crisscross marks on top. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

    Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
    Jason Donnelly

Tips

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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