Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These spiced peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They're crisp on the outside and soft inside. From Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2006

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in apple.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Most Helpful

Very good flavor. My family loved these. Something different and they have requested these again. Thanks for the recipe.

4-H Mom November 04, 2010

These cookies are delicious! I love peanut butter and apples so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. These are very soft and moist. Do not overbake! I was a litte skeptical about the cinnamon, but the taste is great. I really don't taste much of the apple and I did use an entire apple in my food processor which yielded almost a cup. My dough was nut crumbly at all and I really think you need the chunky pb as the nuts give it nice texture as well as taste. I got 3 dozen cookies out of this.

5hungrykids October 07, 2009

These cookies taste great. But we can't taste the apple. I would add more apple maybe 1 cup. It would help also the dough that was crumbly. I used smooth peanut butter cause I didn't have chuncky. Thanks for posting this recipe :)

Boomette October 05, 2009