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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Cream together the sugars, butter, shortening, and peanut butter. Beat in the eggs.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the cream mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate dough for at least two hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  • Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten with fork dipped in sugar or flour, or a round potato masher, to form crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool just long enough to get off baking sheet; remove from sheet to cool on wire rack.
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