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Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of Con Poulos
Source: Everyday Food, March 2004
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  • devushka99
    15 DEC, 2017
    These are like peanut butter shortbread cookies, just be aware of that before you make the recipe. I love them and make them every year - they're super peanut-buttery and I like a crumbly cookie. I follow the recipe exactly as-is.
    • marysingh58
      27 APR, 2018
      I played with the peanut butter cookie recipe. I added teaspoon of vanilla, 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda, teaspoon of cinnamon and only 1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter and 1 cup of flour plus 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. The cookies came out yummy. 350 degree oven and 6-7 minute baking time. Cool on tray and enjoy.
  • bluey_star
    20 APR, 2018
    What a waste of ingredients. I wish I read the reviews first too!
  • dylantinydudeg
    8 MAR, 2016
    screw you martha stewart!!! I will never trust you again!!!!! these cookies stink like the rear end of a horse...
    • moonshine49665
      25 FEB, 2018
      Don't speak to Martha that way!
    • MS12200191
      21 FEB, 2018
      Be nice! Would natural PB work better or the Jiff kind?
    • raybar2432440
      1 OCT, 2016
      Never had cookies that smelled like the rear end of an ass. Poor reader. Deep breath there boy, deep breath I love this recipe Keep it up Martha Your doing a great job.
    • raybar2432440
      1 OCT, 2016
      Never had cookies that smelled like the rear end of an ass. Poor reader. Deep breath there boy, deep breath I love this recipe Keep it up Martha Your doing a great job.
  • MS10542510
    4 JUN, 2013
    My family usually loves the Martha Stewart cookie recipes. This peanut butter cookie, however, is a dud. Not very tasty, which is surprising considering it contains one and one half cups of peanut butter. Crumbly texture is not satisfying.
    • stormycindy
      15 DEC, 2017
      I respect the fact that it was a good attempt, but I will never make this recipe again.. It was grainy and the cookies fell apart when trying to put on cooling racks. then the continue to crumble... I wasted flour and peanut butter making them.
  • sarahraynesby
    24 JUN, 2017
    I truly wish I'd read these reviews on this recipe before I made them. This is the first time Martha has steered me wrong.
  • ALR5289058DW
    25 SEP, 2016
    There are a few who expressed sadness about"mean" comments to MS about this cookie recipe. I say those mean comments were well deserved. These were the driest, most unpalatable cookies I've ever had in my entire life! Many of us are on a fairly fixed income and don't take kindly to wasting food and money on a terrible recipe. There is no way anyone is going to convince me that MS has ever made, or eaten these cookies. I will NEVER use any of her recipes again; I can't trust them.
  • ksmadden
    30 AUG, 2016
    Alas, Martha, you have let me down. I have a few of your cookbooks because I trust you have vetted your recipes exhaustively and that you have a commitment to quality control. I am a seasoned cookie baker, I did nothing wrong, and even made them again with corrections. This is a flawed recipe. Unpalatable. It is not up to your standard, and I hate that I wasted my time and good ingredients on it.
  • mjames1303
    11 MAR, 2016
    Wow. Some of the comments are rude and really immature. A basic Peanut butter cookie recipe can be tweaked to your taste. This is a basic recipe devised precisely for basic results. Add more sugar, add more salt, don't insult. Martha's goal with this and any recipe is the EDUCATE. I never follow a recipe the T, ---I learn from the experts to master it to my own tastes. Grow up and learn to cook.
  • violetbadger
    26 AUG, 2015
    I have to agree with the other disappointed cooks who have left comments. I added a little more sugar (maybe 1/3 cup), 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, based on the suggestions I read here. To me, they are tasteless and even unpleasant in the mouth. Could it be the absence of salt? A real mystery. The local wildlife will be eating well tonight.
  • Dawhna
    27 APR, 2015
    Too much peanut butter and cooking time too long. Most recipes I've compared this to only call for 1/2 cup peanut butter with the same amount of flour, etc. My cookies were crumbly and dry, and lacked flavor. Sadly, that was a lot of high quality peanut butter to waste--very disappointed.

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