Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 174.55 calories
    • Calories 44 calories from fat
    • Fat 8.52 g
    • Sat Fat 3.47 g
    • Cholesterol 18.85 mg
    • Sodium 111.44 mg
    • Protein 3.09 mg
    • Carbohydrate 22.18 g
    • Fiber 0.72 g
    • Iron 0.58 mg
    • Calcium 15.16 mg


  1. Check 1 1/4cups flour
  2. Check 1/2teaspoon baking powder
  3. Check 3/4teaspoon baking soda
  4. Check 1/8teaspoon salt
  5. Check 1/2cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  6. Check 1/2cup granulated sugar, plus 1/3 cup for rolling
  7. Check 1/2cup brown sugar
  8. Check 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. Check 1 egg
  10. Check 1/2cup creamy peanut butter
  11. Check 1/2cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped


  1. Adjust rack to center of oven and heat to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. 
  2. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add the egg and combine, then add the peanut butter. Reduce speed to low, add the flour mixture, and beat until incorporated. Stir in the peanuts.
  3. Form the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll in the remaining sugar and place on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Using the back of a fork, gently press the cookies to form a crisscross pattern.
  4. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until just golden. Cool on racks.