Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies
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Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
83 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 83
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These peanut butter cookies are just like Mom's. The cookies are made with a combination of granulated and brown sugar along with peanut butter and shortening. 

The cookie dough is pressed with a fork just before baking.

See Also
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
 made with butter instead of shortening.


  • 1 1/4 cups flour, sift or stir before measuring
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375 F.

  2. Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.

  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.

  4. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream the shortening, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.

  5. Stir in flour mixture, blending well.

  6. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls; place on the prepared baking sheets.

  7. Flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork; dip the fork in flour periodically to keep it from sticking to the peanut butter cookie dough.

  8. Bake peanut butter cookies in the preheated oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.