Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies

By Shannon Gosney
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October 13, 2008
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Yesterday, I was in a total baking mood. I made Banana Nut Bread (recipe – coming soon) and Peanut Butter Cookies after church.

I didn’t add anything special to the peanut butter cookie recipe – it’s the recipe out of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. It makes 3 dozen cookies.


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Granulated sugar

– In a large mixing bowl (I used my Kitchen Aid), beat the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.

– Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

– Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.

– Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.

– If necessary, cover and chill dough until easy to handle.

– Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar to coat.

– Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten by making crisscross marks with the tines of a fork.

– Bake in a 375 degree oven for 7-9 minutes (at 7 1/2 minutes, they looked great – that’s in an electric oven).

– Transfer to a cookie rack and let cool.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Megan says:

    I love pb cookies! I’ve been thinking abt posting some recipes; when I find a fav recipe, I’m always looking for someone to share it with. πŸ™‚

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