Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time:
45 min
30 min
15 min

2 dozen cookies

  • 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup additional to roll cookies
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg to mixture. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Stir in salt, baking soda and flour until well combined. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and then roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet and flatten with fork. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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    great cookies! made them last night and they are gone today! i added two pinches of kosher salt to the sugar i rolled them in. gave it the WOW factor!
    Great loved them my son couldn't eat enough.
    If you like chewy, heavy peanut butter cookies these are not for you, but if you like the crispy outside chewy inside these are for you.Watch your oven mine we done in about 8 to 9 minutes.
    Added a tad bit more vanilla for flavor & turned out great ( :
    Mediocre at best. No texture or flavor, even after subbing brown sugar. Find another recipe.
    Danielle Natoli, if the were dry tr using brown sugar, I always use brown sugar in my PB cookies because i like em soft and never have any issues with dry cookies
    I thought they were very tasty but a bit dry. I think i put a little too much flour, instead of 1 1/2 cup of flour i would just put 1 cup of flour. Very good though!
    12 minutes was too long at 375 (bottoms were overcooked) 2nd attempt was for 10 min. 45 sec. and they looked better...good tasting cookie... bit too sweet ...rolled in sugar i think over did it!
    First time making peanut butter cookies. Very good.
    I followed the recipe exactly and these are really good! Super quick and easy.
    First of all, I altered this recipe. I use whole wheat flour so I cut it to 1 1/3 C of flour. I used about 3/4 C crunchy peanut butter and 1/4 C Nutella, then cut the sugar to 3/4 C. I prefer the rich molasses flavor of brown sugar but I used about 2 Tbsp of dark agave. I also added some butterscotch chips. No vanilla and I didn't roll them in sugar but they came out delicious! I love the fact that I did not have to refridgerate the dough first.
    This recipe was so yummy. I made little bite sized ones sprinkled with just a pinch of sugar. And I only cooked mine for about 8mins, but my oven is a beast and I had it warming quite a while as I creamed the ingredients. Also I smashed them AFTER baking. Looks pretty! Anyway, my whole family enjoyed these very easy to make, very yummy soft peanut butter cookies. I think next time ill add peanut butter m&ms!!
    These cookies were very yummy! 
    I made two changes to the recipe though, I cut the sugar by half and put in 3/4 cup of peanut butter. Those changes made a nice cookie and not too sweet!  
    These are going to be " make againers" ! :
    I did not like these cookies at all.. Honestly the worst I've ever made. I went by the reviews and am very disappointed. My Dads favorite are PB cookies and he wouldn't even eat them. Tasted like flour.. I will stick with my other recipe.. I knew something was wrong when it didn't call for brown sugar..
    I use organic peanut butter and the flavour is amazing! The consistency of this cookie is like a shortbread and my friends and family HOUND me to make them. You will not be disappointed.
    Where has this recipe been all of my baking life?
     I used crunchy peanut butter but that is the only thing I changed
     and they came out perfect!
     The fact that they only lasted two days was confirmation!
    These cookies were great!!! They had just the right amount of peanut butter. They aren't dry. and you don't have to change the receipe. Use good bakeware and don't over beat the batter. You will have great cookies always!!!
    Very easy and tasty recipe. These cookies come out just like homemade peanut butter cookies should. I omitted rolling the balls in sugar as we don't like overly sweet cookies and they were great, tasted more like peanuts instead of sugar. Definitely recommend!
    Excellent recipe! Just like grandma's house! You may need to adjust the cooking time. 12 mins was too long for my oven. I also substituted 1 tsp amaretto(disaronno for the 1 tsp vanilla as i was out. Overall, fantastic recipe!
    I used this recipe with crunchy peanut butter. I thought that it was delicious.
    dont OVER COOK
    These cookies were excellent!!!! The best peanut butter cookies I ever made. Quick and easy. Thank You Food Network.
    I made these tonight and they came out pretty good. I made a couple of tweaks, though. First, I added 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the recipe. I tasted the batter and it seemed like it needed a little extra something. Also, when I cooked it for 12 minutes they were a little overdone so I cooked them for 10 and they were perfect. Oh, and I quit rolling them in sugar after the first few and I'm glad I did as it really didn't add anything.  
    Overall a great recipe- not too many ingredients, easy to make, and loved the taste! :
    I've made these cookies on two occasions. The first I used JIF peanut butter, and although the cookies eventually came out very good, the dough was very dry. I added water to keep it soft enough to roll into balls. After reading through the comments, I followed one reviewers advice and used Skippy peanut butter. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. The dough was much easier to work with and the cookies came out perfect. My suggestion, for what it is worth- use Skippy!
    i made theys with my 8 yr old 7 yr old and 4 yr old it was great fun easy to make tastes nummie and it was totaly easy for the kids to measure and make : we will be making theys again
    I replaced half of peanut butter with almond butter and it tasted great...
    First I must say I can't believe how easy these are to make!!! I just finished making them and they are absolutely delcious!! I will be making these again and again!!
    I have made several batches of these and they turn out great every time. Friends and family LOVE them for their intense peanut butter taste.
    These are okay. They came out pretty dry and I even baked mine for less time than suggested. Considering how mediocre these are and how common peanut butter cookie recipes are, I'd sugggest finding another recipe.
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