Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love the texture that the shortening-butter-peanut butter combination imparts to these cookies. Personally I like them soft, but you can cook them a bit longer if you want crisp. I'm totally guessing at the number of cookies this yields--I just keep going until I run out of dough. I've made these with crunchy peanut butter, but I think creamy is best. Chilling time included in preparation time; the actual work time I'd estimate at 15 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and butters with sugars; mix in egg thoroughly.
  2. Blend flour, baking powder and salt and stir into creamed mixture.
  3. Chill 1-2 hours.
  4. Roll into balls the size of walnuts; crisscross with fork dipped in sugar.
  5. Bake at 350F until brown (7-9 minutes for soft cookies or 10-12 minutes for crisp).


Most Helpful

Excellent peanut butter cookies. The flavor and texture were perfect for me. Easy and quick to put together too. thanks so much for sharing.

~Nimz~ May 20, 2007

I was needing a dessert, and I had a bag of reece's pieces in the cupboard. I went to the community boards and asked for help. I only had 3/4 cup of butter. Len23 suggested a peanut butter cookie with the pieces added. impera_Magna made a classic hershey cookie with the pieces added. I found your recipe that called for very little butter and shortening. It was a perfect cookie. If it is o.k. with the chef I will post a picture, but I wanted to get permission because of adding the reece's pieces. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Doing it Right February 21, 2007

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