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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Real Simple SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/3 cup for rolling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped


Adjust rack to center of oven and heat to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add the egg and combine, then add the peanut butter. Reduce speed to low, add the flour mixture, and beat until incorporated. Stir in the peanuts. Form the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll in the remaining sugar and place on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Using the back of a fork, gently press the cookies to form a crisscross pattern. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until just golden. Cool on racks.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 15.16mg
  • Calories: 174.55
  • Calories from fat: 44%
  • Carbohydrate: 22.18g
  • Cholesterol: 18.85mg
  • Fat: 8.52g
  • Fiber: 0.72g
  • Iron: 0.58mg
  • Protein: 3.09mg
  • Saturated fat: 3.47g
  • Sodium: 111.44mg

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