By ciao on April 26, 2004
Photo by Charlorae
Photo by Charlorae
"My favorite peanut butter cookies! Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside--just the way I like them. From Sheila Lukins USA Cookbook, a great book!"
Serving Size: 1 (1316 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"@ chef 1396052. I would guess you probably used margarine not butter and that is why it would taste like "pure shortening", because the shortening ratio is not that great!!! Or you used old rancid shortening and that is what you tasted. I have used this recipe for years. It's ratios are correct so you don't taste shortening like some of the other ones that use all shortening. You also have to use a good quality peanut butter and not the bottom of a stale jar or it. Great recipe its a keeper!!"
"A very nice peanut butter cookie, indeed. Nice texture and taste and the whole kitchen smelled so nice when they came out of the oven. And boy, you sure do get a lot of cookies!!! Thank you for a recipe definitely worth saving."
"I rarely make peanut butter cookies, but these had such a lovely texture, I might do it again. I put chocolate chips on some of mine."
"These were easy to throw together and tasted great. Thanks!"
"We had a craving for something sweet, and this recipe hit the spot! I had all ingredients on hand, and the was such a quick recipe. Thanks for posting this awesome recipe! We will be making these again soon!"
"These are awesome!"
"Great cookie - easy to make, delicious to eat! I followed the directions exactly! I put this recipe in my cookie file in the kitchen and will make again at Christmas. Thanks!"
"I had bought a jar of natural peanut butter that had no sugar added and discovered that I did not like it. So I wanted to find a cookie recipe to use it in to get rid of it. Boy, did I choose the right one! These cookies are wonderful! Thanks for helping me transform something that didn't taste too good into something YUMMY!"
"These cookies are awesome! I didn't mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl because I don't like to do dishes. These cookie was crispy on the outside and soft in the middle...loved them!"
"These are by far the best peanut butter cookie that I have made. Perfect texture and chewiness. Thanks for the great recipe."
"Amazing! I reduced the sugars by 1/4 cup each and used no-sugar added peanut butter (Adams) with no impact to the greatness of the final outcome. I loved the idea of using parchment paper on the cookie sheets, too. Great!"
"Love these! Quick, easy and I add a tsp. vanilla and a little extra Peanut Butter and roll in sugar."
"SUPERB peanut butter cookies! It really needs more than 5 stars. I baked them for 10 minutes on parchment lined half-size baking sheets. Left them on the pans for a few minutes and they were perfect! No nasty floury taste, no rancid taste. I like recipes that are 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening because that gives the best tasting cookie (in my humble opinion). Used Crisco and Jiff peanut butter. The only change I made was to dip my fork in sugar instead of flour and it worked perfectly!! This is my idea of the perfect peanut butter cookie and I will make it until I can no longer bake! FOR BAKING SUCCESS, YOU HAVE TO MEASURE YOUR FLOUR BY FLUFFING THE FLOUR , SPOONING LIGHTLY IN THE CUP AND LEVELING OFF. If you want to substitute whole wheat, I would not use more than 1/4 whole wheat. Whole wheat flour absorbs liquid differently than white flour. Ciao, thank you for your most excellent recipe!"
"These were excellent peanut butter cookies!!!!! Didn't change a thing~"
"Ok... these were absolutely DISGUSTING! I was seriously dissapointed. I was super careful to follow the directions and baked the accordingly. To me they tasted like pure shortening mixed with flour... no sweet or peanut butter taste... this is what I get for wanting to try a new peanut butter cookie recipe."
"These are quick to make, but the peanut butter flavor did not seem to come through for me. I did replace 1/2 of the flour with whole wheat flour, but I don't think that would change the flavor of the cookie. The cookie also seemed a bit dry, and that could be the change in flours. I do thank you for sharing, though."
"Easy and fast to bake. Great flavor too. Thank you!"
"This was very easy recipe. an my grandson love them Sharon"
"Easy to make, nice and soft, and excellent flavour! I did a few things differently of necessity: firstly, I halved the recipe (no way did I want 60 cookies around tempting us!); second, as I don't currently own any electric mixer, I mixed it all by hand (I'd try a narrow bottomed bowl net time); thirdly I used butter rather than shortening. Got 32 good-sized cookies, half with chocolate chips added. We loved them!"