Jul 17, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

I should say these are the best cookies I have ever made!! Inspired by her post, I was immediately craving for some cookies! I made a huge batch of these and it was over in no time!! I adopted the recipe from the Betty Crocker website. It is packed with peanut butter taste and just melts in the mouth! I followed the exact recipe and it turned out great.

Ingredients

Granulated sugar - 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup packed
Peanut butter - 1/2 cup
Shortening - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1
All-Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 1/4 cups
Baking soda - 3/4 teaspoon
Baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon

Directions

In a large bowl, combine together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, shortening, egg and mix well.  In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Slowly add the flour mixture to the first prepared mixture and knead slowly to form a dough. The recipe called for refrigerating the dough after kneading.

I shaped the cookies into small balls of about 1 inch thick and arranged them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Slightly press the cookies with a fork to flatten it out slightly and also to make a small line pattern on the top. I later refrigerated the cookies along with the baking sheet for about an hour. This process helps the dough to become firm and helps the cookies to retain its shape.

Preheat an oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.

Place the cookie sheet in the middle rack and bake for about 9 to 10 minutes until golden brown.  When you remove the cookies from the oven they might still be soft. Once they cool, they turn crunchy. 

Store in airtight containers.

Also check out my Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie!

45 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmmmmmm yummy and lovely cookies with perfection...

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  2. I was addicted to peanut butter for a while and now I try n stay away from it as much as possible. But a cookie, who can resist that? They look amazing.

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  3. wow yummy cookies ... love them ..... like to taste it .. so tempting ..........

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  4. Yummy cookies, looks perfect divya!

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  5. THESE COOKIES LOOK SO TEMPTING....WANNA GRAB SOME OF THEM

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  6. Betty Crocker is great! These cookies look perfect... I just love peanut butter cookies, no wonder they were gone in no time :)

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  7. Perfect looking cookies...looks so soft and chewy :)

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  8. Cookies look very tempting. And a beautiful click.

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  9. The cookies look soo perfect Divya. Will definitely try this. My 2 year old son just loves cookies.Thanks for sharing the recipe dear :-)

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  10. Mouth watering cookies with great pics:)

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  11. Looks real soft, the texture says it all...yummy cookies

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  12. cookies looks nice..and i want to follow ur blog...i dont find any followers in ur blog.

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  13. Looks so delicious! Am sure it must have tasted great!

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  14. Cookies look superb Div..I had once made this looong back and loved it.Your recipe for smoothie using pb also looks wonderful:)

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  15. Delicious,mouthwatering cookies. Looks perfect.

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  16. They look yummy Divya...it would be lovely with loadz of flavor na..

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  17. Ho,what a professional looking cookies..love to have some

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  18. these looks gorgeous....m craving for some now....:)whats shortening?...is it oil?

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  19. So perfectly baked.. SOO tempting

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  20. Wow yummy cookies.... Love to have some........

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  21. oh wow..That looks perfect and crunchy...I too have peanut butter..Will try this for my kid:)Thanks for the recipe..How abt making this without eggs..Iam a vegetarian :)

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  22. OMG!!.. looks soo tempting and perfect.. lovely presentation... :)

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  23. Scrumptious cookies ,divya.Perfect with glass of milk,yum:D

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  24. Peanut butter classics! This is one to keep on hand all the time. best, s

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  25. The pic of Ur peanut butter cookies has been wandering in my brain like a aathma who needs mukhthi:)....I think I shud bake it then only it will go off my brain. One thing to clarify, did u use room temperature butter or cold butter for this?How many cookies will this amount yield?thx..

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  26. They are hard to resist. I could eat them all. Perfectly shaped.

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  27. they look so good. perfect with a cup of cold milk.

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  28. Wow..the cookies look really tasty and perfectly baked. Yummmy...

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  29. Nice plump litlle cookies. Love peanut butter. These cookies are to die for :)

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  30. U know what, I finally made this cookie and after reading so many comments on betty crockers site, i have beeen xperimenting through out with cinnamon and chocolate. Try it next time by rolling the dough in a mixture of cinnamon powder and sugar. They even tastes better. And some i drizzled with chocolate:) Thx dear for the recipe.
    Ya, one more thing, mine was a bit more flat than urs, i think thats cos the dough wasnt as hard as urs. Mine was a soft dough.I had used an extra large egg.May be thats y...:)

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  31. hey divs...see ur cookies in my blog..:)...m having them now..

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