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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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My mother insisted that my grandmother write down one recipe for her when she got married in 1942. That was a real effort because Grandma was a traditional pioneer-type cook who used "a little of this or that 'til it feels right". This treasured recipe is the only one she ever wrote down!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 180 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork or meat mallet if desired. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 180 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies(4)

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

My family is now eating the second batch of these I've made this week, & it's only Wednesday. I took some of them to a few residents of a senior housing facility, & they were requesting more the next day. Easy to make, definitely use 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter, all time favorite!

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

mine didn't seem to take very much, i added more peanut butter but next time i will add more spices for my preference

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

EXCELLENT!!!! Love these cookies they are crisp and I would not change a thing.

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

This recipe is light and crisp, I would make again but it seems to me that I would put more peanut butter in the recipe.

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