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posted: 10/10/2012 12:01 AM

Grandma Gayle's Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Old fashioned peanut butter cookies stand the test of time.

    Old fashioned peanut butter cookies stand the test of time.
    Alicia Ross/Kitchen Scoop


cup unsalted butter, softened

cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

cup sugar

cup creamy peanut butter

1 large egg

teaspoon vanilla extract

teaspoon salt

teaspoon baking soda

1 cup all-purpose flour (plus 1 to 2 tablespoons more as needed)

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add all other ingredients and blend thoroughly. Add additional flour (1 teaspoon at a time) if dough is not stiff enough (it should be stiff, but not dry).

Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten each cookie with the tines of floured fork, making a crosshatch on each cookie.

Bake 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly brown. Cool slightly on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Nutrition values per cookie: 82 calories (48 percent from fat), 4.5 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fiber, 1.5 g protein, 12.5 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium.

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