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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies have been a cookie jar favorite for years and these melt-in-your-mouth cookies take very few ingredients and are easy to make.
Course Cookies
Keyword cookies,, peanut butter cookies
My Island Bistro Kitchen Barbara99


  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg, well-beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Assemble ingredients. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer, cream shortening and butter together. Beat in brown and white sugars until fluffy.
  4. Mix in peanut butter.
  5. Add egg and vanilla.
  6. Sift flour, soda, and salt together. Add to bowl mixture and mix just until dry ingredients are incorporated.
  7. If dough is very soft, refrigerate for 30-40 minutes. Shape dough into small balls about 1” in diameter. Place prepared baking sheet about 2½” – 3” apart as these cookies spread.
  8. With fork dipped in sugar, press down cookies in a traditional criss-cross pattern with the tines of the fork.
  9. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 3½ - 4 dozen