Soft Peanut Butter Cookies


I was looking for a recipe for soft peanut butter cookies because my Aunt Sylvia is sick and peanut butter cookies are her favorite. I stumbled across this recipe and I’m glad I did. The cookies were soft and delicious. They’re probably now one of my favorite peanut butter cookies. My boys inhaled them (the ones I didn’t mail to Aunt Sylvia.) It’s so nice to have the boys home from school for the holidays. They’re finishing up the semester from home, so we have lots of Zoom sessions going on daily with four boys all studying from home. I couldn’t be happier.

One more comment about the recipe. The original recipe called for rolling the dough in sugar before baking the cookies. I skipped this step and found that the extra sugar wasn’t needed at all.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
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1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1⁄2 cups flour

Cream butter, peanut butter and both sugars together.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

Add baking soda, powder and vanilla.

Stir in flour.

Roll into balls. Flatten cookies, using a fork, in a criss-cross pattern.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 7 – 8 minutes or adjust to suit your oven and size of cookies. You don’t want to overbake these.

Yield: depends. I made ~4 dozen cookies.

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