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Basic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Basic Peanut Butter Cookies

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"This recipe uses a pre-made mix that keeps for several weeks at room temperature. You can look at the recipe for Basic Cookie Mix here at! Use 2 cups for this recipe. Add the following ingredients to the mix to make Basic Peanut Butter Cookies."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter over low heat and stir into Basic Cookie Mix. Stir in peanut butter and lightly beaten egg. Add vanilla and mix well.
  3. With lightly floured hands shape into 1 inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Cool a couple of minutes before removing from cookie sheet to racks to complete cooling.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2003

This recipe is really QUICK and EASY. I followed LAWCT's procedure to change the recipe a little and the cookies came out real GREAT! This really is the best peanut butter cookie I've ever tasted yet. If u really like peanut butter, u can actually add more. I used one cup of peanut butter (melted) and the flavor came out real good! And remember, mix all the wet ingredients together before mixing in the cookie mix. This make the batter to be mixed more throughly and the taste would eventually comes out better. I also added one teaspoon of milk into the peanut butter before mixing in the cookie mix. I think that makes the peanut butter easier to mix well with the cookie mix.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 25, 2003

There is not enough liquid to hold this batter together. My suggestion would be to increase the amount of peanut butter to 1 cup (softened in microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds) and to increase the butter to 5/8 Cup. Mix together the beaten egg, the vanilla, the peanut butter, and the butter separately from the basic cookie mix before blending everything together. Baking time in my oven was only 11 minutes for the optimal cookie. With these adjustments, my ratings are 5 cards in all categories.


12 Ratings

Jan 16, 2005

After having bad results with all the varieties of the basic cookie mix, I've altered the recipe for the peanut butter ones, and they turned out really well. I doubled the basic mix (4 cups) used a little over 1/2 cup melted butter, and one cup melted peanut butter, along with 2 eggs, and the reg. amount of vanilla. I rolled them into 2(?) inch balls, moved the oven rack one above the middle position, and reduced the oven temp to 325F. Cooked for about 13-14 mins. The turned out nice and fluffy, and NO burnt edges! : )

Aug 28, 2009

I read two reviews that said with the additions that LAWCT suggested the cookies turned out perfectly. So I gave them a try. The dough looked and tasted as it should for peanut butter cookies but when I put them in the oven they just melted and never cooked up. So I'm not sure what went wrong but i feel it lacked a key component

Jan 16, 2003

I've just started experimenting with the basic cookie mix. These cookies were so easy and came out perfect. I used my hoffritz cookie sheets and reduced the temp to 325. I baked them for 12 minutes. They were crisp and golden. I'll definitely make them again. :)

Nov 21, 2002

I liked this recipe, it has a very good taste. The dough was a little dry at first, but after starting to roll it, it became softer and stuck together nicely.

Jan 26, 2008

I agree with LAWCT's review. Cookies didn't hold together very well. Maybe I will try LAWCT's suggestions.

Aug 29, 2002

Thank I really enjoy these recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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