Recipe by JIF®
"The classic peanut butter cookie made even more irresistible with JIF® Peanut Butter!"
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1 1/4 cups
firmly packed light brown sugar
JIF® Peanut Butter
Butter Flavor CRISCO® Stick
1 3/4 cups
sifted all-purpose flour
followed the recipe to the T. I questioned the amt. of vanilla but figured there must be a good reason why the 1 tbsp. Don't cut down on the vanilla...this amt. makes the cookie! I used a good Mexican vanilla and it really combined so well with the p.b. They are soft and light with a slight crispy edge. Thanks for the advice regarding not overbaking. They will not look done when you take them out but you can see them brown slightly around the edges right before your eyes as you let them sit on the sheet for a minute or two. Easy to slide right off the sheet without any greasy taste. Lovely cookie but if you have a houseful of cookie monsters, you might want to double the batch. This made 54 cookies with the pampered chef small size scoop.
Unlike the other users, I found this recipe not at all appealing. The cookies tasted like I put a spoonful of salt in my mouth. Perhaps the salt measurement was incorrectly typed at the website? 3/4 tsp. is a bit much.
Excellent! Have been using this recipe for years and they always come out perfect. Wonderful presentation and texture (they actually make me look like an accomplished baker).
Suggest following the recipe including the 1T vanilla (great flavor), the crisco (don't use butter-it takes away from the texture). Cookies will not look finished after 7-8 min but take them out anyway. Suggested add: milk chocolate chunks.
FANTASTIC RECIPE!!! I made this recipe to a T except I increased the PB to a full cup. These are the best pb cookies ever, perfect taste!! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This will become our familys new PB cookie recipe. I also sprinkled mine with sugar. Thanks for sharing!!
super yummy… wow they are just so good with a nice glass of milk… i love this recipe…and really, it doesn't matter if you use butter or the butter flavor crisco stick… cause im in the middle east stationed here… and our base store does have that… so i got along just well without it and i used butter… still tastes really good…
These cookies were fantastic! They truly tasted like something I had as a child in my great grandmothers kitchen. If your craving old fashioned peanut butter cookies these are great. I used real butter in place of the shortening and they were excellent!
I loved them !!! Pulled them out of the oven , cooled for 2 minutes and they melted in my mouth. Can't wait til the Hubby gets home to try them out , he is going to be the real test. This is one recipe I will never lose. I used 1/2 cup butter instead of shortening and added a spoonful extra of peanut butter , plus about 2 tablespoons extra flour , but only if ya add the extra peanut butter . Thanks for the reviews , your comments helped me to Bake the BEST Peanut Butter cookies EVER !!!!
Well, I'm just going to have to join the rest of the rave reviews this recipe has already gotten! The reviews previous to mine are all absolutely correct in their assessment of these being the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had! I have been using a family recipe on my husband's side for peanut butter cookies for years and had to admit that I was very nervous to try something new, knowing my husband absolutely loves the peanut butter cookies from the old recipe, but I threw caution to the wind, and BOY am I glad I did! Wow! These cookies have been sitting on the table all day long and they are still soft and fresh!(The old recipe cookies would have been as hard as rocks by now.) I didn't have JIF peanut butter, but the peanut butter I did have worked fine. These are truly wonderful cookies and it will replace the old family recipe. :) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe here!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
JIF(R) Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 75
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