Helen's Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

A good friend in college gave me this yummy peanut butter cookie recipe. Unfortunately, she died of cancer shortly after graduating. Each and every time I see this recipe it reminds me of Helen and the good times we had in college.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix until combined.
  5. Form cookie dough into balls.
  6. Place on cookie sheet.
  7. Dip the bottom side of a fork into the bowl of cookie dough.
  8. Dip the bottom side of the fork into granulated sugar.
  9. Take bottom side of fork with sugar and flatten cookie dough ball.
  10. Dip fork bottom back into the sugar and flatten cookie dough ball the opposite way so as to make cross marks.
  11. Do this for each cookie on the tray.
  12. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool for 1 minute then remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack.


Most Helpful

Caryn, I have tried your recipe this week-end and the cookies were delicious. I was a success at the office. I have tried other recipes but I am going to keep yours as my peanut butter cookie recipe.

Dia123 October 20, 2003

These were really dry and grainey. Fell apart. Just kinda bla

~Nimz~ November 05, 2003

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