Saturday, March 3, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

I always have a batch of cookies in my house at all times. Once I started making them from scratch there's no going back to store bought cookie dough. Peanut butter is my favorite so this is my go-to recipe. They are so soft & stay that way, you could leave them on the counter for days and they still taste like the day you baked them.


  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk & vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  • Add egg. Beat just until blended.
  • In a seperate bowl, combine flour, baking soda & salt.
  • Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. 
  • Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.

  • Bake one baking sheet at a time for 8 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. (They will not look done after 8 mins, but I assure you they are. Do not over-bake)
  • Cool 3 minutes on baking sheet, do not remove them earlier or they will break.
  • Carefully remove cookies to foil or rack to cool completely.

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