Peanut Butter Cookies

The classic peanut butter cookie.
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Course: 45 - 60 Minutes to Table, Desserts - Cookies
Servings: 52 cookies
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup peanut butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups unbleached flour


  • Arrange racks to divide oven in thirds. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using large bowl of stand-mixer combine sugars, shortening, margarine, peanut butter, and eggs. Stir in baking soda, baking powder, and flour.
  • Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place about 3 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Use a large fork dipped in flour to flatten and form a crosshatch pattern on each.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown slightly on edges. Cool pans slightly before removing cookies to cooking rack. Store in air-tight container. Extra cookies may be frozen in a plastic bag.
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