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Soft Tried 'n' True Peanut Butter Cookies

 Soft Tried 'n' True Peanut Butter Cookies
When I want to offer friend and family a tried-and-true cookie, this is the recipe I turn to. Use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter with delicious results.—Emma Lee Granger, La Pine, Oregon
27 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until
  • light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
  • well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and water. Combine the
  • flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture
  • and mix well.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4-1/2
  • dozen.