Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk, vanilla and egg in large bowl.
  2. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well-blended.
  3. Combine flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add to creamed mixture at low speed.
  5. Mix just until blended.
  6. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with lines of fork.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown.
  8. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.
Most Helpful

It's about time I rated these ,I suppose. I've had this recipe for over a year and I've probably made them six or seven times--they are really wonderful. I just happened to make them a couple of days ago, only to have BF's friends come over to watch the tour de france and eat them all!!! These are great--smaller cookies and really good flavor. The best ones I've made! (Note: I used margarine instead of shortening).

spatchcock July 25, 2002

Good, but I wished they were a bit more moist.

Gay Gilmore January 02, 2001

Who doesn't love a good peanut butter cookie? And these are really good! I only get 32 cookies out of one recipe because I use a cookie scoop (like an ice cream scoop, but smaller) to shape the cookies before I use a fork to flatten them. The cookies are more uniform that way. I cooked mine for about 10 minutes because I like mine a little more crisp. lol Anyway, thanks for sharing.

Chris Reynolds August 21, 2012