Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mommy Diva

Another favorite from Betty Crocker that I have made for at least 15-20 years now. ;) A great addition to any cookie tray or for a cookie exchange! Try the Hershey Kiss tip at the bottom too for a great crowd pleaser!

Top Review by Lavender Lynn

Our batch spread out a little more than we expected during baking, and I have to try this again to make sure I had the proportions right. First we have to eat the first batch... you're right, it's an excuse. These cookies are delicious! Made for the OZ/NZ swap 20, Sept 2008.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 2 tablespoons sugar in a small dish and set aside.
  2. Combine sugars, peanut butter, shortening, margarine and egg in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir remaining ingredients into mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.
  7. Dip each ball in sugar on one side.
  8. Place approximately 2-3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, sugar side up.
  9. Lightly press a dinner fork flat across each ball twice to make a criss cross pattern.
  10. Sprinkle flattened dough with light amount of sugar to "dust" the criss cross.
  11. Bake 9 to 10 minutes, until cookies are light brown.
  12. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing from tray.
  13. Enjoy! ;).
  14. TIP- another idea is to press a Hershey's kiss into the middle of each ball prior to baking instead of flattening it with a fork for a "Peanut Butter Kiss". ;) Kids love these!

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