Peanut Butter Cookies

Lately I’ve been in a cookie baking kick. I’ve found so many new cookie recipes in the last few weeks that I can’t wait to try! This week I’m sharing a classic recipe for peanut butter cookies. I’ll also be featuring this recipe in my Sweet Thursday Cookie Round-Up on September 24. (If you’d to bake some cookies and have them featured in the round just send me an email.)

Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
additional sugar

Directions: Heat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 3 inches apart. Dip dough ball into sugar, top only, and then flatten with fork in criss cross patterns.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.



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  1. These look so yummy!

  2. We love peanut butter cookies!

  3. Those cookies look great!!! I love peanut butter cookies but have not eaten them in two years due to acid reflux. I do make them off and on for Hubs… I am going to try your recipe.

  4. I recently posted my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe on an Elvis post. Yours looks delicious. I just need to be invited over to sample them:)

  5. Mmm…looks delicious. Must try! Thanks!

  6. heartnsoulcooking says

    These cookies look and sound so YUMMY!!! I like the idea of sugar on top of each cookie. I will have to start adding this to my recipe. THANKS!!! Geri

  7. I don't really like cookies, but I L-O-V-E peanut butter cookies! These look yummy!

  8. What perfect looking peanut butter cookies. So yum!

  9. Yum! I just made peanut butter cookies, too. 😀

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