Peanut Butter Cookie

Kathy Pennell

By
@SoaringDove

I got this recipe from my first mother in law. I am sure you will love these cookies as much as I have. If I wouldn't eat any of the cookie dough, I think I might get 3 dozen cookies :) See if you can!


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Serves:

Makes 3 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 c
light brown sugar
1 c
white sugar
1 c
shortening (i use crisco)
1 c
peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
2
eggs
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

Using a mixer, cream brown sugar, white sugar, shortening, peanut butter and eggs until creamy. Mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl; mix well. Add 1/2 cup at a time to the dough as you continue to mix the dough. Add vanilla.
2
Form dough into one inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Stick fork in some flour (to keep from sticking) and criss-cross on top of cookie balls. For soft cookies, bake 12 to 13 minutes. Let cool on cooking sheet for 5 minutes (or they will fall apart) to set. For crunchier, harder cookies, bake 15 minutes. Let set as above before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
3
Note: This last time I baked these cookies, I used extra crunchy Jiff and next time I will add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more peanut butter to account for the peanuts in it. The cookies are still good... but could be a bit better. My first time using extra crunchy. Crunchy was still ok to use 1 cup.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #peanut, #butter, #Yummy, #soft