Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
10 mins
7 mins

This is my mother-in-law's recipe.She was always baking and this is one of my favorite recipes she had.

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  1. Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars together.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  3. Add baking soda, powder and vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Roll into balls, roll in sugar. Flatten cookies, using a fork, in a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 6-7 minutes or adjust to suit your oven and size of cookies!
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5 5

Fantastic cookies!!!! I haven't made peanut butter cookies for at least a year and upon tasting one of these, I just kept going and ate 3. Then my 19 yo DS and his girlfriend came back from classes and they also just loved these cookies. I made 1/2 of the recipe, but it still made 30 cookies using my cookie scoop. The only change I made was to add a few shakes of sea salt from my shaker and rather than rolling them into balls and then in sugar, I just dipped my fork into the sugar before making the marks in my scoops, much easier. Mine cooked perfectly in 7 minutes. They are slightly crisp on the edges and soft in the middle, just perfect. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe that I will definitely be repeating.

5 5

These cookies are delicious - very soft and tender for a PB cookie. I could tell after mixing the dough that they were going to be light and fluffy. The only slight change was I cut both sugars back to 3/4 cup. I received 72 cookies from this one recipe! Each batch came out perfect after 8 minutes of baking. A great addition to my rotation of cookie recipes. Thanks Lainey for sharing!! Tagged and made for I Recommend tag game.

5 5

Super yummy! Made as directed and with chocolate chips but the original recipe is my favorite! Made them for the 3rd time yesterday. Made half the recipe and it made 3 dozen good sized cookies. 4 people home, 5 cookies left this afternoon. Eat responsibly... or don't lol ;)