Giant Peanut Butter Cookies

"My favorite peanut butter cookie. Not too peanuty and a nice texture. Makes 20 regular-size or 10 3-inch cookies."
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Ready In:
10 three inch cookies




  • Heat oven to 375°.
  • In large bowl, combine sugars, margarine, peanut butter, vanilla and egg; beat well.
  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.
  • If you are making the large cookies, it helps to chill the dough for an hour or so at this point, before shaping. It seems to make a firmer cookie--less likely to break. If you aren't concerned about that, you can skip this step.
  • Shape about 1/4 cup dough (for 3-inch cookie) into a ball and place 4 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet (6 per sheet).
  • Bake at 375° for 13-16 minutes.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely on wire rack.

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  1. This is my go-to recipe now for large PB cookies. Add some Reece's Pieces and it's such a fabulous treat.
  2. Super easy and it was just what I was looking for. I made them just a bit smaller and got a dozen.
  3. This recipe made some yummy peanut butter cookies. While I did follow the recipe according, I am only giving it 4 stars because I encountered a few issues while baking them. The first few that went in the oven were burnt on the outside and still a bit raw on the inside - so I had to turn the heat down to 350 instead of 375. Also, I found they didn't spread properly so the second bunch I put in I pressed down with a fork part way through baking them. The second bunch turned out better.
  4. I loved these cookies, I actually didnt have an egg, but went ahead and made it anyway...they still turned out great, very moist and yummy!
  5. Yum these are delicious! Made giant cookies exactly 10 pee batch cooked for 13 min. They turned out perfect. Added peanut butter chips to one batch as well.


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