Thursday, August 25, 2011

American Crystal Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

My sister-in-law told me I should use a white plate to bring out the colors in the food.  Who am I to not take that kind of advice?! 
Have you ever made a recipe from the back of a package?  Sometimes they are the best ones out there!  This came from the back of my Crystal Sugar Light Brown Sugar bag and it was worth it.  I doubled the recipe on the bag because why make just one batch of cookies when you can make a double and freeze some for later!  Hence the reason that I have two very large freezers.  These are delicious and a little chewy... just the way a cookie should be.  Don't overbake them or they will end up too crispy.

Peanut Butter Cookies (Courtesy of my American Crystal Sugar package)

2 cups Crystal Sugar Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Preheat oven to 375.
Beat brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and egg until fluffy.  Beat in flour and baking soda on low speed.
Use a medium cookie scoop (because why would you shape them with your hands when they have these handy inventions called cookie scoops!!) to scoop out dough from bowl and place them 2 inches apart in ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten in a crisscross pattern with fork tines dipped in white sugar.
Bake for 6 to 9 minutes, 8 was perfect in my oven, until set.  Let sit on pans for about 4 or 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.  This made about 4 dozen cookies.


  1. I'm really liking your blog Crisa! I have lots more time to bake now that I'm retired and I love it! I also love peanut butter so I'm going to try these for sure!!

  2. Thanks Cynthia! It's still kind of a work in progress. I'm trying to archive things so people can search through it to find the recipes they want instead of just searching month by month. I'll eventually figure it out! :)

  3. You are missing where you add the butter :)

  4. Oh good grief - thanks for noticing that Kelsey!! I'm assuming you put it in with the sugar & peanut butter cuz that's where it's supposed to be. :)