- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375°. 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 flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- 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 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Reviews for Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
"If the picture was of the recipe published, then it almost looks like it was made with a pizzelle maker. It is alot like a waffle maker. You have to press down and lock it for a minute and a half and then your cookie is done. Your cookie comes out quite crisp and delicate. The recipe sounds like it would. I will try it just as soon as I unpack my pizzelle maker. I have it in a box somewhere. Most pizzelles are anise, sugar, or almond flavored. This will be a real treat! Maidensolo"
"This recipe is a good cookie, but l will say it needed a little more salt. I live in Canada but used U.S. Peanut butter. It is a good cookie. Janet. VFE"
"Very good! Some crunch and some chewiness."
"We really enjoyed these cookies. They stayed soft!"
"Wonderful cookie.... I will definitely make them again!"
"My husband couldn't believe how good these tasted and asked if I would make them for Christmas also. This a very chewy cookie and next time I am leaving them just a little longer for a crisper cookie."
"Delish! I used creamy pb and rolled and wrapped them so I could slice and bake. They worked out great. My husband wanted more chewy but I thought they were good. I may try them again and not roll them, to see if the consistency is any different. I did use Crisco shortening and the dough came together really nice."
"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!"
"mine didn't seem to take very much, i added more peanut butter but next time i will add more spices for my preference"
"EXCELLENT!!!! Love these cookies they are crisp and I would not change a thing."