Melt In Your Mouth Peanut Butter Cookies

Cindi M Bauer


My all time favorite peanut butter cookie! I freeze the cookies, then take out what I want to eat. Also, when baking the cookies, it may take anywhere from 12 to 15 minutes.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

67 (2-1/2 inch cookies)
15 Min
12 Min


  • 1 cup
    crisco all-vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup
    creamy peanut butter (see *note)
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 2
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups
    flour, sifted
  • 3
    teaspoons baking soda
  • 1
    teaspoon salt

How to Make Melt In Your Mouth Peanut Butter Cookies


  1. In a bowl cream together, the shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar and powdered sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the sifted flour, baking soda and salt. Then gradually add to the creamy mixture. Beat well.
  4. Using a teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Flatten cookie dough with a floured fork, and bake in a 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Remove cookie sheet from oven, and place cookies on a cooling rack to allow cookies to cool completely.
  7. *Note: I did refrigerate the cookie dough for an hour or two, before placing the cookie dough on baking sheets. I also baked my cookies on Pampered Chef Baking Stones.

Printable Recipe Card

About Melt In Your Mouth Peanut Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

Show 9 Comments & Reviews

Summer Salads for a Light Meal

Summer Salads for a Light Meal

Warmer weather means adding salads to the weekly menu. But not just garden salads. We’re talking everything from chicken salad to tuna salad and hearty pasta salads. If you’re hosting friends for lunch, these would be fantastic. Need a light dinner? Even a non-chef can whip one of these up. Quick and easy to make, […]

14 Summer Squash Recipes

14 Summer Squash Recipes

Summer produce is our favorite, especially summer squash! With so many delicious ways to prepare summer squash, it’s a healthy go-to ingredient during these warmer months. Yellow with a fat bottom that gets skinnier towards the neck, it’s very easy to differentiate summer squash from zucchini. No matter how you cut, cook or top it, […]

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to […]