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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

May 26, 2010

Can’t go wrong with a good peanut butter cookie.  I don’t make these enough usually the kids want chocolate chip but yesterday they were pleasantly surprised  with these yummy cookies.  I got the recipe out of the cook book “Where Hearts Gather” that I really enjoy because it’s down home cooking.  The author of the cookbook gives all her family favorites from Grandma to herself.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup peanut butter

3 cups  flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Cream shortening and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.  Stir in peanut butter; mix well.  Combine flour, soda, and salt.  Slowly add flour mixture to the creamed mixture until all combines.  Roll into small balls place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork making the crisscross pattern.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Makes 4 dozen

Where Hearts Gather: Recipes, Memories, and Wisdom from Mom's Kitchen Here is a picture of the cook book in case anyone is interested in getting it.  If you click the picture it should take you to Amazon for a price and order info.

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  1. Yum – those look heavenly!


  2. Mmm, they look so yummy. Well all the food looks yummy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  3. lisa shaff permalink

    these turned out great! very simple and everyone loved them. they will be one of our regular cookies now. thanks.

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