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These are the perfect peanut butter cookies. Simple and quick too! The outside is nice and crunchy but then it melts in your mouth, so good! We want to try them with chunky peanut butter soon. Thank you x10 for posting this recipe Christine!

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AthenaML December 07, 2009

Peanut butter perfection! Reminds me of coming home after school to mom's towers of peanut butter cookies on the cooling rack. I loved the fork-sugar idea. My cookies averaged about 8 minutes in the oven, probably because I measured them to only about a teaspoon size. Thanks for adding to my cookie addiction!

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Hadice November 09, 2009

I think this is my first attempt at baking peanut butter cookies and they came out great. I did the first batch at 350 for 10 minutes but they were a little soft. Second batch went in at 350 for 12 minutes and were PERFECT. I put a peanut M&M in the centre of each one when they came out of the oven and also used a Pampered Chef baking stone. It's hard to control myself around them.

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Puddleduck74 May 18, 2009

Christine; Made these cookies yesterday and I must say that I was absolutely delighted with the results. I used Crunchy Style peanut butter and baked them on parchment lined baking sheet keeping the balls of dough about 1/2 inch apart, then using a fork to press them down. They spread and I ended up with square cookies which looked real good. The cookies are so nice and soft and tasty. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. "Uncle Bill"

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William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin January 27, 2009

Made these tonight as part of my early Christmas baking. Had a huge pregnancy-induced craving for peanut butter cookies, and these were exactly what I was looking for. I increased the vanilla to 1 tsp and used Reese's creamy peanut butter. I was going to try chilling the dough before rolling, but decided to just go for it and it worked out fine. I used parchment paper and rolled the balls in sugar before pressing with a sugared fork per other users' suggestions. Forming approximately 1 inch balls, I got 60 (2.5 inch) cookies. I found that 10 minutes was way too long bake time for me (some of them ended up way overbrowned), so I tried some at 8 1/2 minutes but found ultimately that baking them for 8 minutes was ideal for me. These would be fantastic with a cold glass of milk. Thanks so much for posting! They were quick and easy and I will definitely be making them again...

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Outnumbered By Peanuts November 18, 2008

OMG!! These cookies are out of this world!! They have such a nice crisp on the outside and melt away in your mouth! I used all dark brown sugar instead of 1/2 white and 1/2 brown (i like my cookies with more molasses in them) They took exactly 8 minutes. I used Smuckers all natural unsweetened chunky peanut butter. These cookies had the right amount of sweetness. If i used a sweetened peanut butter I think they would have been too sweet for me.

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Midnight Baker September 23, 2008

This recipe is so fast and easy to make! If you have kids, they can help without any patience lost! My cookies were soft and stayed soft for days. My first batch I flattened out like a bakery cookie and baked those at 375, for 9-10 mins. but the rest I made thicker so I reduced the temp to 350 and they took the full 12 minutes. The taste was good, just the right amount of peanut butter flavor (I used Skippy All Natural). Mine tasted even better the next day. I would definitely use this as a holiday, make-ahead cookie. The texture of mine were soft, had a slight crumble, but held their form perfectly. There are other recipes on here that do not include the criss-crossing and flattening; people say, "who needs fork marks anyway?" Me, thank you very much. I personally prefer the look of the traditional criss-crossed peanut butter cookie. And for the record... I've made the others also and if you want a traditional peanut butter cookie, this is it!

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missinguk September 07, 2008

I'm 9 months pregnant and just HAD TO BAKE COOKIES! lol These are absolutely flaw proof. Delicious. I'm not a huge peanut butter fan, but DH is, and even I couldn't eat only one of these! Next time I think I'll use a sugared fork and maybe mix in some chocolate chips. Great cookies! These will be the peanut butter cookies my little one will grow up with!

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Midnight Sun Chef July 30, 2008

I made these cookies to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. (I just placed Hershies Kisses in the middle of each cookie before cooling!) These are really easy, great tasting cookies! Not to soft, not to crispy. :-) Thanks!

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Daphne2002 August 10, 2003

Make sure you pay attention to direction #6 for this recipe, "Ovens vary so your baking time may be less. Just keep an eye on them."
I over cooked the first batch I made. The second batch I baked them for 4 minutes on middle rack then cooked for another 4 minutes one rack up. These turned out very tasty this way. Made 30 cookies.

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queenbeatrice March 10, 2011
Peanut Butter Cookies