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The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

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This recipe appears in: Peanut Butter + Cookie Dough Tube = Genius


  • 1 roll (16 ounces) Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough (I used Pillsbury)
  • 16 ounces peanut butter (I used Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator)


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, break up the dough and add the peanut butter, mixing until well combined, being careful not to overwork the dough.

  3. 3

    Form one-inch balls from the dough and drop each ball in an ungreased cookie sheet, two inches apart. Flatten each piece twice with the back of a fork, making a criss-cross pattern on the top of the cookie.

  4. 4

    Bake in the center rack of the oven for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden. Be careful not to overbake.

  5. 5

    Cool cookies in the sheet pan over a wire rack for five minutes, then remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely before serving.

  6. 6

    Variation One: Honey-Nut Fingers

  7. 7

  8. 8

    Variation Two: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Squares

  9. 9

    Add 1 cup mini semi-sweet chips and roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into squares.

  10. 10

    Variation Three: Nutty Sugar & Spice Cookies

  11. 11

    Add 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice to dough. From into balls and press down with the bottom of a drinking glass. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar before baking.

  12. 12

    Variation Four: Cherry Berry Nutters

  13. 13

    Add 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/2 cup dried cherries to the dough. Form into small mounds.


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