Awesome Peanut Butter Cookies!

"Add in some tiny chocolate chips and/or chopped peanuts if desired, this recipe makes a lot of cookies but the dough can be shaped into small balls and then frozen to use later."
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Ready In:
4 dozen




  • Set oven to 350°.
  • In a bowl, cream together the Crisco shortening, butter, peanut butter and sugars until well mixed and creamy.
  • Add in the eggs; beat well.
  • In a seperate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into batter; mix well until well combine.
  • Add in chocolate chips (or chopped peanuts) if using.
  • Roll into 1-inch balls, and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Flatten each ball with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies begin to brown (don't overbake!).

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  1. Cilantro in Canada
    Oh my these are good. I used all margarine and did not press down with a fork. After 10 minutes in the oven these wonderful little gems were done to perfection. My family just loved these and since baking them less than 9 hours ago they are almost all done. A sure sign of a winner in my home. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Chef for the love o
    This is now my NEW favorite peanut butter cookie recipe!! I have tried so many recipes in the past. I found one that I loved, but wanted to try something different. I'm so glad I did! This one is even better! Thank you for sharing!! :)
  3. CJAY8248
    Awesome is right! Easy to make, great taste, look great and cooked perfectly in 10 minutes. Thanks for sharing. Made for Let's Party 2010.
  4. JenJenMarie
    This is my husband's favorite recipe. He is addicted to Reece's PB Cups. I mix in the mini Reece's pb cups that you find on the baking aisle next to the chocolate chips. They are gone as soon as they come out of the oven!
  5. lucid501
    This is almost identical to our favorite p.b. cookie recipe. (Omitting the baking powder) Otherwise, just the same. They are fabulous!



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