Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 large 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 180 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Mar 19, 2017
These are the best peanut butter cookies I've made so far. Really beautiful to look at and a great blend of chewy/crispy. That said, could have a little more peanut butter flavor. Maybe add more peanut butter? I flattened slightly with a fork dipped in sugar.
Mar 6, 2017
Loved the soft texture but felt the peanut butter taste was lacking. I have a similar recipe from my 93 yo grandmother and it calls for 1c peanut butter to 1/2c shortening; 1c br sugar; 1c white sugar; 2 eggs; 2c flour and 2t soda. They're a little denser with less fat added but have a more peanut taste. Tried a meat mallet today and loved the look! Always used a fork before.
Feb 22, 2017
Great cookies !! Lots of recipes that were a " little bit of this & a little bit of that" were lost. Glad Janet's Mom saved this one.
Feb 15, 2017
I made these cookies and they are heavenly. I flatted with a traditional meat mallet (tenderizer) and they look great as well. I actually got 40 cookies instead of 36. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I would say if you like a bit more crispy to decrease the flour maybe by a half cup. You won't be disappointed if you make these!!
Oct 5, 2016
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
Sep 21, 2016
Very good! Some crunch and some chewiness.
Jan 22, 2016
We really enjoyed these cookies. They stayed soft!
Oct 3, 2015
Wonderful cookie.... I will definitely make them again!
Nov 17, 2014
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.
Jul 5, 2014
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.