Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
1hr
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is from Betty Crocker's website and it makes really good cookies and can be doubled easily. *According to their website: 110 calories per serving/cookie* *Cooking time does not include 2 hour chill time*

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  5. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.
  6. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar (water works well too).
  7. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  8. Note: about 1 minute before they are done it helps to lift and bang the sheet on the rack and turn it.
  9. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. Other note: you can use all butter/margarine to replace the shortening and probably would work vice versa as well.

Reviews

Most Helpful

Once again, a back to basics recipe proves to be the best. I found these to be the perfect peanut butter cookies. Unlike other reviewers, I used all shortening (Crisco butter-flavored) but followed recipe to the T, even banging the sheets on the rack! A nicely crisp, perfectly round cookie, and not flat as one reviewer experienced. Thanks, tomsawyer--my search for the perfect p/b cookie ends here.

ladyfingers January 18, 2014

This recipe is really close to the one I normally use so I tried it out. These taste wonderful, but I must say that even after chilling the dough overnight even, these cookies are way too flat. Its almost like they melt. Maybe its because I used butter? But it does say margarine or butter. I was a little aggravated because I usually make the best pb cookies. I think I will add less shortening next time. Flavor a 5 appearance a 2

Stephanie S. September 25, 2013

This was one of the first cookies I ever made! Love the Betty Crocker recipes. The cookies come out wonderful. Definitely a standby recipe for a sure thing.

nemokitty January 06, 2010

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