Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
- 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 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Test Kitchen Tip:
1 each: 180 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"Very good! Some crunch and some chewiness."
"We really enjoyed these cookies. They stayed soft!"
"Wonderful cookie.... I will definitely make them again!"
"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."
"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."
"I haven't made these yet (sounds wonderful) - but wanted to know if they come out hard or soft?Thanks."
"makes alot of cookies and they dissapear rite after they come out of the oven...yummy!"
"These were so yummy! Makes a big batch for a family, they are perfect! I am in LOVE! :)"
"I just made these cookies and OMG, they turned out perfect. I made some with a little suger on them and than the others I inserted a Hershey Kiss (my fave). I can't wait for my husband to get home to taste these. DE-LISH!"
"I thougth this was excellent....my kids ate them right up!! I also made them healthier by subsituting 1 cup of the flour for whole wheat and I also added 1/3 c weat germ and 1/3 c oat bran.....cant even tell its in there!"
"I made these cookies for a church function and they are great! I used 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco and 1/2 cup Crisco and I added 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. Perfect cookies."
"I can't get the butter flavourd shortening in Australia so I just use butter but it turns out very nice."
"These turned out PERFECT! he best I have ever made. I took them to a tailgate party this Sat. and they were all gone in a few minutes.I followed the recipe exactly using Butter Flavor Crisco and XL All Natural eggs and Jif Crunchy PB. I am making them again this weeknd for another tailgate party. It made 42 the size of a DVD!!!"
"I have used this recipe twice and it was fantastic!! Very easy to make (and eat). I am not thrilled with 3 eggs but only added 2 and it worked fine. : ) Julie"
"I add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to this same recipe. My family loves them."