30+ delicious classic recipes for peanut butter cookies (and other PB treats)

Delicious classic recipes for peanut butter cookies (and other PB treats)

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Indulge in an American original: Peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies are a classic American treat that have been a favorite for generations. 

Peanut butter was first introduced as a commercial product in 1884 (see more about PB history here!), and soon after, recipes for peanut butter cookies began appearing in cookbooks.

In 1916, George Washington Carver an agriculturist at Tuskegee Institute, developed three peanut cookie recipes to help promote the practice of rotating peanut crops with cash crops such as cotton and tobacco. The recipes don’t seem to be quite up to today’s taste standards, as you can see in this video:

Peanut butter cookies are a quintessentially American treat

Making peanut butter cookies is easy, and requires only a few simple ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda or powder, salt and vanilla (optional), creamy peanut butter (or crunchy if you prefer), an egg, and some type of fat such as shortening or melted margarine/butter.

To make them even more indulgent, you can add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to your batter before baking!

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01/29/2023 12:50 am GMT

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