Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by ckmclements

These bad boys won me a blue ribbon in the county fair when I was a teenager. The recipe is from a 1988 Ladies' Home Journal, and they're darn tasty.

Top Review by gertc96

AMAZING!!!! Very easy and great tasting. Thanks so much for sharing these. I followed the directions as written. I did have to cook mine for 12 minutes though. Thanks so much for sharing these with us. Made for I reccommend tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In mixer bowl cream butter or margarine, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls and roll in remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Place 3-inches apart on 2 ungreased cookie sheets. With sugar-coated tines of a fork, press and flatten each ball, making a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden.
  6. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes; transfer to racks to cook completely.

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