Laura Secord's Peanut Butter Cookies

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"This is a recipe our own kittencal has posted at another recipe site. Since she has not yet posted it here, I am doing so, because they are one of DH's favourites. The recipe intro says. "Taken from the award-winning "Laura Secord" cookbook. Add in some finely chopped peanuts to the batter if desired.""

Original recipe yields 48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (15.3 g)
  • Calories 70.6
  • Total Fat - 3.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.4 mg
  • Sodium - 54.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 1.3 g
  • Calcium - 3.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Set oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Lightly grease a large baking sheet. (I use parchment paper)

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

Step 4

In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, white sugar, and maple extract.

Step 5

Beat in brown sugar and peanut butter and continue to beat until smooth (about 2 minutes).

Step 6

Add in egg and beat for another 1-2 minutes.

Step 7

Reduce the speed and add in the dry ingredients in 3 additions, mixing well until a stiff dough forms.

Step 8

Shape the dough into small balls and place 2-inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 9

Press down with a fork to flatten.

Step 10

Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. (I have never cooked mine for longer then 12 minutes and I cook them on a rack above the middle one.)

Tips & Variations

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