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Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies

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"I've tried many different peanut butter cookie recipes but my family still likes this one the best!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Stir in egg, milk, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2004

I just made these cookies last night and they are almost gone already. I followed one reviewer's suggestion of substituting the 1 1/4 cup brown sugar for 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar and then used a full cup of peanut butter and real butter instead of shortening. I also baked the cookies at 350 like most people suggested for about 10 minutes. I only made about 12 cookies from the batch (I like them pretty big) and I flattened the balls of dough out and pressed them with a fork before I baked them. They are undoubtedly the best PB cookies I've ever had. I'm making another batch tonight to share with my family! Follow the substitutions and I GUARANTEE you won't be disappointed!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2003

Oh my goodness!! I am an avid cookie baker, and have never used that much vanilla in a recipe, and I know why! Those were the most disgusting and revolting peanut butter cookies I have ever had the chance to taste. My dog did not even like them! If anyone is thinking about making the "Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies," know that they are anything BUT delicious. I recommend using more peanut butter and much less vanilla! Thank you and have a super day!

Jan 09, 2004

As the daughter of a french pastry chef and the granddaughter of an old world cookie connoiseur, I'm trained in the art of seperating the immaculate cookie from the rubbish cookie. These, friends, are immaculate cookies. I made two batches- one regular, and one with chopped peanuts, and both are delicious.

Dec 10, 2003

The BEST peanut butter cookie EVER. I modified the recipe though. I used 1 c. brown sugar and 1/3 c. white sugar. Also, used 1 c. peanut butter and replaced 1/4 c. of the shortening with butter. So moist and chewy and DELISH!!! To the people that think they are dry, you are baking them too long...

Dec 10, 2003

Wow,having trouble typing, cause my hands are full of cookies. Loved this recipe. I replaced the shortening with a 1/2 cup of butter and also increased the peanut butter to 1 full cup. I've been trying to make peanut butter cookies for years and always found them hard and dry, these ones were soft and moist. I will definitely be making these again. Thank you Carla for sharing this recipe with us.

Apr 28, 2003

these are wonderful. theyre still soo soft and chewy two days later!! oh, i used a full cup of peanut butter, and replaced the shortening with butter (did not have shortening).. still turned out great!!

Dec 24, 2003

This is nearly identical to the recipe I have used for the past 10 years...1/2 a T. less vanilla, and always use butter flavor crisco...bake at 375 for 8 minutes and never for at least 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. I have never had bad luck doing this, and the cookies never last 3 days in my household, with the recipe doubled.

Mar 06, 2003

Read some other reviews and decided to do 1/4 cup shortening and 1/4 butter, along with 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1/3 cup white sugar. Lowered the cooking temp to 350. And it looks like everyone was right! BY FAR THE BEST CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES EVER!


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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