Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies


These cookies can be crisp, or chewy. If you want them crisp, leave out the eggs in the recipe.

3 dozen


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons hot water

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs


  1. Mix sugars, peanut butter, and shortening. Add baking soda to the hot water. Add to mixture. Stir well.

  2. Stir in the eggs. Add the flour. Roll dough into balls.

  3. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with fork dipped in water to make criss-cross design. Bake at 350 - 375 degrees F (175 - 190 degrees C) for about 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
19g Fat
39g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 6g
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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