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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

 Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
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!
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 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.
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.