Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A family favorite, thin and crunchy.


  1. Mix butter, peanut butter, sugars and egg thoroughly.
  2. Measure flour by sifting.
  3. Blend all dry ingredients; stir into butter mixture.
  4. Chill dough.
  5. Heat oven to 375°.
  6. Roll dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.
  7. Place 3" apart on lightly greased baking sheet.
  8. Flatten criss-cross style with fork dipped in flour.
  9. Bake 8-12 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is the perfect classic peanut butter cookie. They were crispy/peanut buttery/buttery - just right. I dipped the fork in sugar instead of flour when making the criss-cross - my preference. The recipe made 36 cookies using 1 1/4 inch balls of dough. It took about 10 - 11 minutes in my oven, and mid-way I turned the cookie sheet since my oven is a little hotter in the back. Hard to beat this recipe.

PanNan December 01, 2002

Mmmm....these are excellent! The consistency of the dough is perfect. They dough didn't even stick to my hands AT ALL and I only chilled it for about an hour. The cooking time is perfect too. The texture of the cookie is wonderful with buttery crisp edges and a tender center. My only comment is to make sure you have a cooling rack ready as the cookies are quite soft right out of the oven and take a few minutes on the cooling rack to firm up. Yum!

SaraFish September 12, 2003

This recipe is perfect for people that want to have a nice sized batch without having to make 200 cookies

aaron07 August 22, 2003