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Tried ‘n’ True Peanut Butter Cookies

When I want to offer friends and family a tried-and-true cookie, this is the recipe I turn to. Use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter with delicious results.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 18 dozen


  • 4 cups butter-flavored shortening
  • 4 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons salt


  • In a several large bowls, 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe can be halved to fit into a mixing bowl.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 210 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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    Nov 26, 2009

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  • t-macka
    Nov 13, 2008

    I take a bit of the batter aside and add glace ginger bits to goes well with the peanut taste.

  • Kris Countryman
    Aug 25, 2007

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    Apr 15, 2007

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