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Peanut Butter Cookies Made with Butter

Peanut Butter Cookies Made With Butter

This is the classic peanut butter cookie recipe made with the goodness of butter. Baking with butter takes a special step, and the cookies won't turn out as nice if you skip it. Patience is important.
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  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c butter room temperature
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ c flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Cream sugars and butter until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Stir in peanut butter until mixed.
  • Blend in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Shape into a large ball in bottom of bowl and cover the ball tightly with plastic wrap. Chill in fridge for 2 hours. (See notes.)
  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Drop dough by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Make the iconic criss cross mark on top by lightly squishing them down with a floured fork.
  • Bake for 7 minutes or until set with the edges lightly browning. (If you cook them too long, they will become flat or be hard.)
  • Allow them to cool slightly on the cookie sheet. (If you don't they'll crumble to pieces.)
  • Then lift onto rack with a cookie spatula to cool completely.


If you chill the cookie dough before baking, the cookies spread less because the cold fats take longer to melt. Thus, you have nicer-looking cookies.
This way you can mix your dough any time, cover it with tightly with plastic wrap, and keep it in the fridge for a few hours until you're ready to bake at your convenience. 
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