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!
These are so easy to make and I loved to roll them into balls and making the crisscross pattern on them with the fork!
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
This 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.
Chill dough for at least two hours or over night. It really only needs to be chilled for at least two hours.
Roll 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.
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