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Cookies made with Natural Peanut Butter?

Adrienne Sep 8, 2007 07:56 PM

Does anyone have a cookie recipe they have successfully made with natural peanut butter? I have some I bought accidentally and I am not sure how to alter my recipes to accomodate the difference in texture.


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  1. alex8alot Sep 8, 2007 09:02 PM

    I personally always use natural peanut butter in all recipes, and have never found that it required alteration. I have seen a couple of recipes that stipulate Jif only or whatever, so I avoided them.

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    1. re: alex8alot
      shaebones Sep 9, 2007 03:25 AM

      I frequently follow recipes that call for peanut butter which is NOT the natural stuff and use it anyway. Always comes out great w/o any alterations.

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      charmedgirl Sep 9, 2007 12:50 PM

      Might check out this thread:


      1. Scrapironchef Sep 9, 2007 03:34 PM

        Never had a probem just putting in the natural stuff in any cookie recipe. There's usually enough sugar in a cookie recipe you don''t notice.

        1. pamalamb Sep 10, 2007 08:43 AM

          Just make sure to incorporate the oil on the top of the peanut butter all the way down to the bottom when you open the jar, and you should have no texture problems.

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          1. re: pamalamb
            Adrienne Sep 10, 2007 03:05 PM

            The second I opened the jar I saw that it was separated and was glad that I'd planned to blow the whole jar in one go anyhow -- I think that's the real secret, that as long as its either perfectly mixed or you use the whole thing it doesn't mess up the cookies.

            Thanks to everyone for your advice -- My cookies came out perfectly, no problem with the au natural.

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