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Peanut Butter Cookies

(recipe, Meera S.T. Vargo)

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Lots of peanut butter makes for an intense peanut-butter flavor in these crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.


  1. 1 cup peanut butter
  2. ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  3. 1 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1¼ cups flour
  7. ¾ tsp. baking powder
  8. ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until well combined. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to peanut-butter mixture.
  4. Roll dough into balls about 1 tablespoon in size. Place balls 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Press each ball twice with a fork (at 90-degree angles) to mark with tines.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, rotating so that cookies bake evenly, until cookies are light golden-brown. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Cool completely before transferring to an airtight storage container.