No-Fuss Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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No-Fuss Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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These quick-and-easy peanut butter cookies go great with a cold glass of milk.—Mary Browning, North Ogden, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 138 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, shortening and sugars. Beat in water. Gradually add dry biscuit mix.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar, forming a criss-cross pattern. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as No-Fuss Peanut Butter Cookies in Country Woman March/April 2001, p35

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thuber1 User ID: 3336197 29323
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"Not bad for such a simple recipe! I didn't have any vanilla so I was pleased to find this which did not call for any! Me and my 3-year old granddaughter made them together. And, if she's pleased I'm pleased!"

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