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.


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15 Min
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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


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