Q&A: How do I make peanut butter cookies?

Question by cherryred_bubblegumpink: How do I make peanut butter cookies?
I’m surpising my Mom w/ cookies and a spotless house. The only problem is I don’t know how to make them. I was going to make oat meal cookies but we don’t have any oatmeal. So we have peanut butter and I can’t find out how to make them though. I already tried going on google, yahoo search, and dogpile.

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Answer by patockmike
He is my grandmothers recipe for peanut butter cookies… its great. Just make sure not to overbake the cookies.


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup margarine softened
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, margarine, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork dipped in flour. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with granulated sugar mixed with food coloring. Cool 2 minutes then remove from cookie sheet.

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  1. swt_cotton_candy says:


    1/2 c. shortening or butter
    1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
    1/2 c. sugar
    1/2 c. peanut butter, creamy or chunky
    1 egg
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 1/2 c. flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    Pinch of salt

    Cream together shortening, sugars, and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour, soda, and salt. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten with a fork dipped in water. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.


    Decrease flour by 1/4 cup and add in 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Chill dough for 1 hour or longer. Load into cookie press and spritz into ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

    CHECK HERE FOR MORE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES RECIPES http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=peanut+butter+cookies

  2. asticinzono says:

    This is cherryred_bubblegumpink on a different account. ANYWAYS, thank you!!! That sounds yummy.

  3. smokey says:

    I prefer to buy the mix from the grocery store all you do is add oil, mix, and bake.

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