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peanut butter cookies

a recipe by
Carol Davis
Silver City, NM

This recipe came to me from my Mom, which came to her from her Grandmother. So it's been around awhile. I bake them the minimum 8 minutes, as I like them a little chewy. **Edited 4/1/2020. It should be 3 cups flour, not two!**

serves Lots
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter cookies

  • 1 stick
    crisco (1 cup)
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    peanut butter
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make peanut butter cookies

  • 1
    Cream together shortening and sugars until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Mix in vanilla well. Fold in peanut butter and blend well.
  • 2
    Sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each.
  • 3
    Drop by teaspoon fulls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Dip a fork in a small dish of flour and press criss cross fashion on top of cookies. Bake at 325 for 8-12 minutes depending on desired moistness or crunchiness.

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