12 Days of Cookies- Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies

My grandma didn’t make peanut butter cookies as often as she did the monster cookies, but they were a family favorite too! The house would always smell like peanut butter for days after she made them. When I smell lingering peanut butter now I think of her!

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These are so easy to make and I loved to roll them into balls and making the crisscross pattern on them with the fork!

SDC12211Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

SDC12214Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars, and egg thoroughly.

SDC12215Blend all dry ingredients and stir into shortening mixture.

SDC12216This is usually the point where I start mixing with my hands. It makes it a lot easier to get all the little bits mixed into the dough.

SDC12217Chill dough for at least two hours or over night. It really only needs to be chilled for at least two hours.

SDC12220Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place 3 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten them with a fork dipped in flour in a crisscross pattern.

SDC12221Bake for 10-12 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies

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Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (peanut butter comes out of a measuring cup easier if you spray it with cooking spray)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1
Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars, and egg thoroughly. Blend all dry ingredients. Stir into shortening mixture. (After dough is somewhat mixed through I use my CLEAN hands to make sure it is all mixed together)
Step 2
Chill dough for at least two hours or overnight.
Step 3
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten in a crisscross pattern using a fork dipped in flour.
Step 4
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
Makes about 3 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies

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