peggi's giagantic, melt in your mouth, crispy peanut butter cookies

★★★★★ 46
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By Peggi Anne Tebben
from Granbury, TX

I got the original recipe out of a 1974 Southern Living Cookies Cookbook. I have been making them since then. I do a few things different to make it mine. These cookies are crispy & melt in your mouth. I also never make a single batch. I make at least a double batch every time.They go quick I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with rotating bowl & turn it on when I first start & keep it running until I finish mixing them. I don't know if that has anything to do with how good they are or not. I also only use JIF peanut butter. I've tried other brands & was not please at all with the taste. The others were edible but who wants just edible? I use a big spring loaded scoop to scoop the batter with, thus making them big. I make these every year when my hunters come up hunting, so they have something to take to the deer stands with them. They love them & ask for them every time.Sometimes I dust just a hint of sugar on them before baking. I have to tell a story with this one. Our neighbor to the north came by one day during hunting season when I made a batch of these & was drinking beer with the other guys. He was feelin' no pain, to say the least. These cookies are about 6" in diameter & a man's shirt pocket is about 4" across. This man was talking to my husband & looking at him & kept trying to poke one of these cookies in his shirt pocket as he was talking. He never looked down, just kept on talking & trying to poke that cookie in that small pocket. He never missed a lick, but never got the cookie in his pocket.The other guys were dying laughing by now & he had no idea why. Just picture it.

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Voted Members' Choice! We are so glad to have been able to try these wonderful cookies... delightfully sweet and perfectly peanut buttery!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 46
serves 16 large cookies
prep time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peggi's giagantic, melt in your mouth, crispy peanut butter cookies

  • 1 c
    butter flavored crisco shortening
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (just pour it in)
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    jif peanut butter (i put an extra hunk in)
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp

How To Make peggi's giagantic, melt in your mouth, crispy peanut butter cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°
  • 2
    I use a Kitchen Aid stand mixer & leave it running the whole time I'm putting this together.
  • 3
    Cream shortening, sugars, and vanilla extract.
  • 4
    Add beaten eggs, and beat thoroughly. (Just throw them in, don't beat first)
  • 5
    Stir in peanut butter.
  • 6
    Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture.
  • 7
    Using big scoop, place 6 level scoops on ungreased air bake cookie sheets.
  • 8
    Press with back of fork dipped in milk to make a crisscross design. Original recipe calls for flour but milk makes it crisper. Refer to picture above. It shows one that is in the ball & the others show how much to flatten.
  • 9
    Bake at 350° for exactly 14 minutes. Set your timer.
  • 10
    Remove from oven & let cool on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes. Then transfer to wire cooling rack until completely cool. I stack these standing up in large air tight container to keep them from weighing heavy on each other.