Back to baking this week with these Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies. I had a craving for some PB cookies and thought I would look through my mom's handwritten cookbooks to find her recipe. I searched through the stash of notebooks I had but no luck! So now I'm not sure if her recipe came from a cookbook or one she didn't happen to write down. After some searching, I came across this recipe that seemed like a winner to me and it was!
I love how soft and chewy these cookies are - I had to really resist eating a big pile so I sent most of the cookies to work with the DIY Guy - always a good choice for my self-control! And much appreciated by his co-workers.
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Yield about 4 dozen
- 1 1/4 cup peanut butter (regular-basic)
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Cream together the peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla; mixing well
- Add the egg and beat in until just blended.
- In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.
- Add slowly to cream mixture until just blended.
- Roll into about 1" balls, slightly flatten with your hand then criss-cross with a fork (if sticky dip fork in flour)
- Bake for 8 minutes then cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely
- Cookie will firm up a bit when they cool - do not overbake.
**Recipe inspired by Polish the Stars
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Go ahead - make a batch and grab an icy cold glass of milk! I'm sure these would be a great hit for the kiddoes for an after school snack!
I know I will be making these again soon!
Other cookies you might like:
White Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal
Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries and Blueberries