My Mother's Nearly Famous Peanut Butter Cookies

Scott Anderson


Family events were not the same without the smell of fresh baked PB cookies and a plateful of these delicious goodies on end tables scattered throughout the house.


★★★★★ 3 votes

3 dz
15 Min
10 Min


  • 3/4 c
    natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    natural vanilla
  • 1 large
  • 1 3/4 c
    ap flour
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make My Mother's Nearly Famous Peanut Butter Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine PB, egg, shortening, brown sugar, milk & vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat @ medium speed until well blended.
  3. Combine flour, salt & baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture at low speed.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto a coated cookie baking sheet.
  5. Flatten slightly in cross-cross pattern with the tines of a fork dipped into sugar.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until set and lightly browned.

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About My Mother's Nearly Famous Peanut Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Collection: Mom Made It Best

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