Grandma's Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Take a trip back to the good ol' days with this recipe for Grandma's Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. These no fail peanut butter cookies are a hit for holiday parties, bake sales, or just a fun night baking with your family. Don't forget to make the signature criss-cross pattern on the top with a fork to tell everybody that these are peanut butter cookies. When peanut butter lovers see that pattern, they know they're going to eat a great cookie.
Cooking Time7 min
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well-blended. Add egg and mix until combined.
- Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
- Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with lines of fork.
- Bake until set and just beginning to brown, about 7 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.
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Mar 26, 2017
Oh Grandma you know what I like. These classic Peanut Butter Cookies are just that, Classic. The combination of brown sugar and peanut butter is a taste sensation. This is such a simple recipe, made the old fashioned way, that has stood the test of time. Don't hesitate to try this recipe and find out what a peanut butter cookie is supposed to taste like.
Feb 19, 2017
This is a simple, basic cookie recipe, and I bet it is really good. I love peanut butter cookies, and I know the old recipes are usually better than the new shortcut ones. I like my peanut butter cookies to be chewy. I will probably substitute crunchy peanut butter because I like it better than creamy.
Jan 26, 2017
These cookies look delicious, and I find that old fashioned recipes are usually the best! I also find that using shortening is the secret to moist and chewy cookies! I have homemade peanut butter that I can't wait to use in this recipe - they look amazing!
Nov 24, 2012
I just finished making Grandma's cookies. They are wonderful!
Mar 05, 2012
I think they sound delicious. However I get tired of reading peoples petty complaints about a recipe when I would prefer to read their opinions of how it tastes. If you don't like a recipe, just don't make it!
Feb 13, 2012
It amazes me that in an email labeled "No Bake" more than half of the recipes need to be baked. Great Job.
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