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Dad's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

"My Dad's sister gave me this recipe for killer peanut butter cookies."
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30 m servings 86 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cream together the shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the peanut butter mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Make small balls of dough. Flatten with fork dipped in flour to form cross-wise pattern.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until just set. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

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I made this recipe twice. The first time I followed the directions as written. The cookies were okay but not delicious. My family members at a couple and then I froze the rest to give away. I...

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I was totally disappointed in this recipe, made them for my new fiance cause they are his favorite and they were dry and crumbly.

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I made this recipe twice. The first time I followed the directions as written. The cookies were okay but not delicious. My family members at a couple and then I froze the rest to give away. I...

This is a great recipe; I did, however, make a few adjustments. Margarine instead of shortening, 1 C brown sugar instead of white and brown, cut out baking soda and used 1 t baking powder, incre...

I didn't need to make this one - it is the same recipe we've been using for years! The only difference is, I don't add any salt. I'd also add that you can change the basic first "mouth impress...

At 8 p.m. Leah suggested making cookies. After scanning the pantry, the only ingredients available were for peanut butter cookies. I googled for a recipe and found this one and boy were we lucky...

Classic, darned near perfect peanut butter cookie. There's nothing unusual or different about these other than that this is just a good recipe for basic peanut butter cookies! The only thing I ...

I made these cookies on Wednesday Nov. 5th, 2003. Great cookies. I had tried to write a review of this recipe, but it was too difficult trying to eat the cookies and type at the same time! I a...

This is a great recipe but I used 1 cup brown sugar & left out the white sugar. I also used 1/4 c butter & 1/4 c shortening rather than all shortening. This made the cookies alittle bit chewie...

I've used many different peanut butter cookie recipes over the years, this is by far the moistest and best rising peanut butter cookie recipe I've found. I've looked many places for a pb cooki...

These cookies turned out WONDERFUL!I was so happy with the results-chewy, and soft. Except the batch I baked didn't have 3 dozen cookies, only about2 and 1/2. Next time I better double this re...