Q&A: Are peanut butter cookies suposto boil on the cookie sheet in the oven?

Question by ♥love is everywhere♥: Are peanut butter cookies suposto boil on the cookie sheet in the oven?
Because me and my sister were trying to make peanut butter cookies, but they got all big and then started to boil. So either we’re bad cooks, or the cookies have mental problems.

Best answer:

Answer by thejanith
So, you’ve already decided the answer to your question; why ask?

Actually, it’s not called “boiling” when it doesn’t happen to liquid. Peanutbutter cookies have a high fat content and sometimes do sizzle and bubble around the edges. That’s normal with some recipes and some types of peanutbutter.

If your cookies are forming bubbles in the middle, it probably means you measured something incorrectly and so they are too thin — unless you have an unusual recipe. Double-check your measurements and make sure they are accurate.

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  1. Natalie U says:

    nope, I think you had the temperature too high, and maybe too much liquid in the cookies, possibly too much soda.

  2. Semper Wife says:

    Cookies don’t boil.

    INGREDIENTS this is all you need. I make them exactly with only these three ingredients. Give it a try. So, easy!

    * 1 cup peanut butter
    * 1 cup white sugar
    * 1 egg


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg. Mix until smooth.
    3. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes. Do not overbake! These cookies are best when they are still soft and just barely brown on the bottoms.

  3. Sugar Pie says:

    You probably measured the flour wrong, and added too little as a result.

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