Recipe by Kevin Ryan
"This is a very rich peanut butter cookie that I invented years ago. At the time I was interested in building up a whole mental catalog of great recipes to use in a pinch. In order to help me remember recipes, I created easy ratios of ingredients. Hence, this recipe with all of the ingredients in ones or twos!"
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butter flavored shortening
packed dark brown sugar
chopped salted peanuts
I'm happy to be the first reviewer of this recipe and say, great cookie Kevin Ryan! Nicely written recipe with a simple list of ingredients and easy to follow instructions. Better yet, with your onesy-twosy list of ingredients idea you've come up with a really nice, classic peanut butter cookie. I also loved the additional boost of peanut flavor and texture with the addition of the peanuts. These baked up real pretty too!
So I made these exactly as written, 1" balls, flattened w/ fork, baked for 10 mins...they are still dry and crumby
Best peanut butter cookie recipe on this site, and I've tried a lot of them! I didn't have the shortening and salted nuts, so I used butter and chunky natural peanut butter. These cookies were rather flat, but they were so yummy that I didn't care. I used salted butter (and the exact amount of salt called for), so the cookies weren't incredibly sweet. But that's good!
Update: I subbed semisweet chocolate chips for the chopped nuts upon making this recipe again. Amazing!
Excellent cookie! Made these for Thanksgiving and even the people who weren't fond of peanut butter LOVED them! I have to say it is the best peanut butter cookie I've ever made! Chewy in the middle and crisp edges....not dry at all, like the kind the you have to have milk with or you choke? Not this cookie!
These turned out freaking beautiful. I used butter instead of shortening and added four small packages of Peanut Butter and Jelly M&M's. 12 minutes was the perfect time for these cookies, just pulled them out and let them cool on the sheet. PERFECT chewy-soft awesomeness. Thanks CindyLepp for the recommend. NOTE: I found the Peanut Butter and Jelly M&M's at Walmart.
Great pb cookie. Soft and crispy all at the same time. I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 regular shortening. They did flatten out some. They don't crumble when you eat them. Good pb flavor. Thanks Kevin!
This is by far the best peanut butter cookie I've ever made. I found the recipe by asking on the AR Recipe Exchange and as always, you can count on getting the best advice and recommendations there. This recipe is perfect as is, not changes needed.
These are a bit drier than I expected them to be. It could've benefited with a few tablespoons of milk. If you read the Crisco container it actually says to add it when substituting butter in a recipe. Good flavor though.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 215
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