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School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Cookies

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"The best sublime peanut butter cookies ever! Relive the best part of the school cafeteria without having to go back to school. This large batch is best suited for institutional cooking using a 40 to 60 quart mixer. Dough may be stored in buckets for up to a week, and baked fresh daily."

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Original recipe makes 55 dozen cookies Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat a convection oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). See note for non-convection oven. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in peanut butter until well blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a plastic scraper between additions. Add eggs 5 or 6 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down bowl, and mix for a minute. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually mix into the dough until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl one more time, and be sure the bottom has mixed evenly.
  3. Scoop out dough using an ice cream scoop, or roll into 2 inch balls. Place cookies 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Press down lightly with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.
  4. Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are lightly toasted. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes so they do not crumble.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 7 mins
  • READY IN 22 mins

Footnotes

  • This recipe is intended for institutional use. If scaled down to a family sized portion, the ingredients will still be in weight measures. We recommend using a recipe designed for a smaller size instead of scaling this one.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 09, 2009

Excellent peanut butter cookies, and I don't even particularly like peanut butter cookies. Following a previous member's review, I converted for the 15 serving recipe. If you don't have a scale, it came out to 1 1/4 C. shortening, 1 1/4 C. white sugar, 3/4 C. brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 C. peanut butter, 2 3/4 C. all-purpose flour, 1 3/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, Follow the same instructions. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 11, 2010

It's probably just me...but I didn't like these cookies much. They seemed 'chalky' and 'crumbly' with little flavor. I like chewy cookies and this wasn't it. Sorry.

 
Dec 07, 2005

This recipe wasn't too bad to convert to family serving. The texture of the cookies was a little crumbley but overall, very tasty.

 
Jan 30, 2009

for easy half pound measurements, calculate for 15 servings instead of the default 300.

 
May 19, 2007

I work for a school cafeteria myself, baking for 650+ kids, and this, by far, beats the recipe that we had previously used for years! Dough is rather thick, but don't let it fool you.... cookies bake to perfection!

 
Sep 28, 2007

I used the 48 cookie conversion and my family loved it. Sunday I have to make 96 cookies for a party. Thanks and they do taste like the lunchroom cookies

 
Aug 20, 2009

THIS IS A GREAT COOKIE!! I actually decided to try this because it said "school cafeteria", and that was appealing...boy, am I glad I did. I would go so far as to say that EVERYONE who ate this cookie LOVED IT. I followed the measurements posted in the review by Erin H. on June 9,09...and it was spot on!THESE WERE GREAT!! I will use this recipe from now on. In total, 9 different people ate these and each one raved about it. A friend and her mom actually called me on the phone after they were in the car eating the cookies...they called to rave and say how good they were! As with all of us out here in "all recipe" land, I love when people love my cooking/baking! Try this recipe and you will not be disappointed. I made the cookies regular size (1"-1.5" balls), and baked them at 350. The recipe temperature & time is for large cookies so if you want regular size cookies, bake at 350 for about 8-9 minutes. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!

 
Nov 23, 2008

This is THE BEST Peanut Butter Cookie recipe EVER!!!!! Well worth buying a digital scale for!!!!! EVERYBODY asks me for this recipe!!!!! Takes me back to my school days. THANK YOU SCHETTIGGIRL THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME!!!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 414 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

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

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