Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies

"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!"
photo by Lavender Lynn photo by Lavender Lynn
photo by Lavender Lynn
photo by Galley Wench photo by Galley Wench
Ready In:
36 cookies




  • Place 2 tablespoons sugar in a small dish and set aside.
  • Combine sugars, peanut butter, shortening, margarine and egg in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir remaining ingredients into mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.
  • Dip each ball in sugar on one side.
  • Place approximately 2-3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, sugar side up.
  • Lightly press a dinner fork flat across each ball twice to make a criss cross pattern.
  • Sprinkle flattened dough with light amount of sugar to "dust" the criss cross.
  • Bake 9 to 10 minutes, until cookies are light brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing from tray.
  • Enjoy! ;).
  • 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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  1. 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.
  2. CookingONTheSide
    These are wonderful cookies. I've made them using a similar recipe, but these were really good! I used a creamy peanut butter and I also placed a hershey's kiss in the center after baking. They turned out moist and tasty.
  3. Jules
    This was such a simple recipe.Like galley I added a little extra something to the top. Crushed Milk Duds the kids loved it. Brought back memories of my teens with Momm Diva. We used to make these all the time. Thanks Mommy!
  4. Galley Wench
    5 Stars . . . but of course I knew they would be (Your recipe is very similar to one I've been using for years)! I doubled the recipe and experimented with dark chocolate kissed, and mini peanut butter cups. SOO good! Thanks so much for posting!



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