Classic peanut butter cookies

    1 hour 25 min

    These soft peanut butter cookies, made with crunchy peanut butter, are quick and easy to prepare and will surely please family and friends.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 225g unsalted butter
    • 250g crunchy peanut butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 220g soft brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Cream butter, peanut butter, caster sugar and brown sugar together in a bowl; beat in eggs.
    2. In a separate bowl; sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Put cookie dough in fridge for 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    4. Roll cookie dough into 2.5cm balls and place on baking trays. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a crisscross pattern. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.

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    I had read on here that people were having trouble with the cookie being too thin, so I added a 1/2 cup more flour, and also 1/2 more peanut butter. the cookie came out great! also added 1 teaspoon vanilla.  -  09 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is an excellent recipe. My family likes peanut butter cookies to be a little softer/chewier so I increased the flour by 1/4 cup and also added 1/4 cup more peanut butter. Also, I baked them on 350 for about 9 minutes or so- but watch carefully not too over bake them! They were just soooo good!  -  24 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Thank you Shirley! This is a fabulous recipe. After reading some very helpful comments, I made a few minor changes. Increased peanut butter to 1 1/2 cups, added an additional 1/4 cup flour, baked at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes. After forming the dough into balls, I dipped them in sugar and with sugar side up, gently created a criss-cross pattern on top. The cookies are well balanced--crispy edges, chewy centers. Delicate peanut butter flavor. My whole family loved them!!  -  23 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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