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How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

See how easy it is to make the family favorite from scratch.
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These chewy, sweet cookies have been a favorite of the Betty Crocker Kitchens for decades. They’re easy to make, pack well in lunches, and make the perfect holiday gift. Follow along to learn our tried-and-true recipe:

What you’ll need:

  • Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Additional granulated sugar
  • Large bowl
  • Electric mixer or spoon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Fork
  • Cooling rack
How to:

1.    Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl with electric mixer or spoon; stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate mixture about 2 hours or until firm. Afterwards, shape dough into 1 ¼-inch balls and place them 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

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2. Heat oven to 375°F. Flatten cookie balls in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in granulated sugar.

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3. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

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