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Aunt Cora's World's Greatest Cookies Recipe
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Aunt Cora's World's Greatest Cookies

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Mix in chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned at the edges. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for a minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2003

The first time I made these I did it exactly as the recipe says using regular Jiff peanut butter. They were for a going away party at work and they were gone before the end of the day - wonderfully yummy, many people asked me for the recipe. Since then I have tried many experiments. This recipe is extremely flexible; you can really fun with it. So far my favorite way is to use about 1/4 cup more peanut butter (I now use natural and it makes a tasty difference,) I also use a mix of milk chocolate and peanut butter chips. They come out tasting like a confection. I have also discovered that this dough can be refrigerated, you can cut off a cookie or two or three at a time, bake and enjoy! Way better and cheaper then the pre-packaged ready to bake cookies. Thank You for sharing this with us!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2003

This recipe was strange. The batter was peanut butterylicious. Was really looking forward to eating the cookies! They came out of the oven, and after they were cool enough to eat without burning my mouth, I tried one. It was completely flavorless except for the chocolate cookie taste at all. After sitting for a while, I thought I'd try another one, since I read a review saying they tasted better after sitting. I would have to agree, that there was a little more flavor after sitting. However, I feel that nothing beats eating a cookie fresh out of the oven, so I won't be making these again.

Feb 09, 2004

Mary, thanks for sharing Aunt Cora's recipe! They were so tastey! I made 1 batch according to the recipe and one batch with 1/3 cup roasted salted peanuts and 1t vanilla. Try the variation, they really enhance the peanut butter flavor!

Aug 29, 2002

A very respectable cookie! I like the light peanut butter taste. I even used less sugar (about 3/4 C of each kind) and about 3 TB less margarine then the recipe called for (to cut down a bit on calories) with good results!

Nov 04, 2003

These did not seem like they would be very spectacular because of their simplicity. But they were!! Very rich and chewy, but for those who thought they did not have much flavor, my suggestion would be to add 1 tsp. of vanilla and 1/4 tsp. salt and just make sure you take them out of the oven when the middles look underdone but the outside just starts to turn brown. Let them cool a minute and they firm up fast.

Aug 29, 2002

Awesome recipe! I added Reeses chips instead of choc chips and they turned out fabulous. Definately a keeper.

Sep 11, 2003

These cookies are great! They blend nicely the taste of peanut butter and chocolate. These are definite winner!

Aug 07, 2005

I love Aunt Cora! These are great cookies. Not only delicious but beautiful, too. To the rater that ended up with the too flat cookies: your eggs are probably too big. Older recipes often used small eggs and today even our small eggs are pretty big. I doubled the recipe and used 3 eggs and 1 yolk and they were gorgeous.


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  • Calories
  • 154 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

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

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