Friday, August 7, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

I absolutely love this Peanut Butter Cookie recipe! It came from my Mother's collection and I've been making these delicious cookies since I was a young girl. They have wonderful, crisp edges and centers that can be soft and chewy or firmer, depending on how long you bake them. My daughter has been baking them now since she was a younger and she made these the other day, and took some pictures! I'm rubbing off on her! Here's the recipe for you to try;
Peanut Butter Cookies (from my Mother)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup unsifted flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening, sugars and peanut butter; stir in egg. Sift flour and baking soda together and mix into peanut butter mixture. Roll 1 tsp. dough into a ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with the rest of dough. Press each cookie flat with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. This dough spreads out so don't crowd the dough on the cookie sheet. This is a smaller recipe so sometimes we double it, if we are wanting to share with friends or neighbors. These cookies are very additive so enjoy!
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  1. Nice to munch on , i love them!

  2. The power of suggestion is such an awful thing :) I will not be able to stop thinking about these cookies until I make them...they look delicious and I'm a huge sucker for cookies!

  3. Lynda, you are reading my mind. I have been madly craving peanut butter cookies but wanted a really terrific tried and true recipe. I'm going to make these this coming week. Peanut butter cookies are in my top five favorites!!! Bless you for this post!!

  4. How cute that your daughter made them and took pictures of them! They sound perfect!

  5. I'm sure if I'll try I'll love them too! Look really yummy!

  6. WOW! crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside? they're perfect PB cookies!

  7. mmm! Peanut butter cookies are my all time favorite!! yum!

  8. love peanut butter cookies! something about those fork marks always makes me smile!

  9. well, they look like the quintessential peanut butter cookie to me, from the thickness to the telltale criss-cross. great recipe!

  10. Mm beautiful!
    Is it possible to substitute the shortening with something else?


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