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peanut butter cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This recipe comes from the 1941 edition of the New American Cook Book. It makes a moist, chewy peanut butter cookie. In the picture, I garnished with a dusting of white granulated sugar and a Hershey (Special Dark) Kiss.

(1 rating)
yield 15 -20
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter cookies

  • 2 c
    sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter
  • 1 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c

How To Make peanut butter cookies

  • 1
    Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  • 2
    Cream shortening and peanut butter. Beat in other ingredients.
  • 3
    Stir in flour, blending well. Chill. Roll out onto 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured board. Cut with cookie cutter. (I roll mine into balls and press a criss-cross pattern into them with a fork)
  • 4
    Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in oven at 350 for 10 minutes. Yield 40 cookies.
  • 5
    Garnish with a Hershey kiss or chopped nuts or granulated sugar.