Bea's Peanut Butter Cookies

Bea L.


I've been making these cookies for so many years I have no clue as to where I got the recipe. I love making these because you can have fresh baked cookies anytime. Get can keep this cookie dough in the fridge up to one week, which allows you to bake fresh cookies at different times during that week. Needless to say this is one of my family's favorite cookies.

*You can certainly use creamy peanut butter if you prefer. You can also use butter flavor crisco. I've done this myself.

pinch tips: How to Knead Dough





1/2 c
solid crisco
1 c
crunchy peanut butter*
2 1/4 c
self-rising flour
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 tsp
1/3 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream together the crisco and peanut butter then set aside. * i have used creamy peanut butter. i have also added in chopped pecans in when I couldn't find crunchy or extra crunchy peanut butter. the cookies are good either way.

In a large separate bowl blend flour, both sugars and salt together. Add in milk and vanilla. Gradually add eggs to this mixture. Now add crisco/peanut butter mixture and mix well. Place into a covered bowl and refrigerate for several hours before baking. I have formed the dough
into two logs and wrapped in waxed or parchment paper and placed in the freezer so I could slice them.
To Bake: Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper and spray lightly with Pam. If you have stored in a bowl, drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets and bake at 350 for approximately 8-12 minutes or until lightly brown. If you stored as a log, just slice and place onto cookie sheets. TIP: make sure to
leave enough space between them because they will spread some.
TIP: one of my many friends at JAP, Jane McMillan, has shared this with me. According to Alton Brown BUTTER will make cookies crispier and SHORTENING will make cookies softer.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices, Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy