Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is supposedly the recipe for the awesome peanut butter cookies that the East Penn School District cafeterias made from scratch each day when I was in school. With the revamping of the lunch program to promote healthy foods, they discontinued making these cookies sometime in the early 90s. I thought these were the best cookies ever. This makes a lot of cookies. You may need to use your hands near the end of mixing as the dough gets stiff. You can cut this recipe in half, but use 3 eggs.
- 1⁄2 lb shortening or 1 cup shortening
- 1 lb butter or 2 cups butter
- 1 3⁄4 lbs sugar or 4 cups sugar
- 1 lb brown sugar or 2 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
- 5 eggs
- 3 3⁄4 cups smooth peanut butter
- 1 1⁄4 lbs flour or 4 3⁄4-5 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Use a very large mixing bowl and cream together shortening, butter and both sugars.
- Beat in eggs.
- Beat in peanut butter.
- Gradually add in flour and baking soda. You may only need the 4 3/4 cups of flour and not a full 5 cups.
- You may need to use hands as dough gets very stiff.
- Drop them by tbsp on to ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned at edges.
- Makes about 100 cookies.
Perfect. Exactly as I remember :) Thanks for sharing.
This is the cookie I remember when I was in the 1-4th grade. I used all natural peanut butter and it was awesome. This is definitely the only recipe you should use.