My Famous Peanut Butter Cookies

Wendy Rusch


Okay...maybe they're not famous...but don't tell my child care kids that. lol
This is one of those recipes I have no idea where it originated, but I've had it 20+ yrs and I've tweaked it so many times, I think I can officially call it mine. :)


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  • 1/2 c
    shortening, i use butter flavor crisco
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    peanut butter, i use creamy jif
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, i use dark
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    raw sugar, for rolling in, if desired
  • 1 - 11 oz
    pkg milk chocolate chips, or dark or white

How to Make My Famous Peanut Butter Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream together shortening, butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Blend in flour, soda and salt. Stir in chips if desired.
  3. Roll 1 1/2" balls and roll in raw sugar. (regular sugar can be used) Place on cookie sheet, using a something, whether a fork, potato masher, spatula etc press design into cookie. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Remove from pan and onto wire racks for cooling.
  4. *In photo you can see I drizzled melted white chocolate over the cookie. They do not need the chocolate, its just a fun detail.

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About My Famous Peanut Butter Cookies

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

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