Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1-1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
Vegetable cooking spray
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir well, and set aside. Combine brown sugar, oil, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and peanut butter in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until
well-blended. Add corn syrup, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Stir in flour mixture.

Coat hands lightly with cooking spray, and shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass.

Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from pans, and let cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie).


CALORIES 59 (31% from fat); PROTEIN 1g; FAT 2g (sat 0.4g, mono 0.7g, poly 0.8g); CARB 9.5g; FIBER 0.2g; CHOL 5mg; IRON 0.3mg; SODIUM 23mg; CALC 14mg.

About the Author – Cooking Light YEAR: 1996 ISSUE: March PAGE: 99

By: Cooking Light
Published: 1996

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