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BakingCowgirl is asking: (1 answer)
It seems like most peanut butter cookie recipes say you should not use "natural" peanut butter. What will happen if you do? I usually only have natural peanut butter, and would love to use it. Thanks!

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Last updated: Jul. 9, 2013 4:13 pm
Posted: Jul. 9, 2013 1:19 pm
Answered by: the4taals
Jul. 9, 2013 1:20 pm
I only use natural peanut butter and have never had an issue. It may be the cookie is less sweet since natural isn't sweetened but we never noticed anything.
Jul. 9, 2013 1:23 pm
Yep, me too, I only use all natural peanut butter and never had a problem.
Linda (LMT)
Jul. 9, 2013 1:24 pm
in addition to what the4taals says it could also be that natural has more oil. just make sure it's stir very well so you don't have an imbalance of oil to peanut.
Jul. 9, 2013 1:26 pm
Thank you so much! This makes me very happy. :)
Jul. 9, 2013 3:34 pm
Natural PB tends to separate..maybe that's the reason??
Jul. 9, 2013 4:07 pm
To me, natural v regular pb is like butter v shortening. At room temp, nat pb and butter are much softer and so may lead to a softer cookie etc. I've never had a problem w/ nat pb, but I'll chance it because nat pb gives a much better flavor!
Jul. 9, 2013 4:13 pm
The oils tend to separate out so I assume with some cookie recipes you won't get a good result.
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