Rating: 4.11 stars
120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6

These cookies are great; they are extremely moist and peanut buttery.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In medium bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar and peanut butter. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Press balls down using a fork dipped in sugar water.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 15.5g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 11.2mg; sodium 79.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (129)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
I also thought the mix was a little crumbly however I just added a 1/4 c. more PB and they turned out great!! Baked for 9 minutes and they were nice and chewy. A keeper! Read More
(48)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/01/2006
I was so disappointed with this recipe. Much like some of the other reviewers whose comments I should have read first I added butter milk and more peanut butter trying to make these cookies suitably moist to no avail. They were dry and crumbly and I could taste the shortening in the cookie. Read More
(9)
120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
I also thought the mix was a little crumbly however I just added a 1/4 c. more PB and they turned out great!! Baked for 9 minutes and they were nice and chewy. A keeper! Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2007
I used butter instead of shortening. The cookies turned out well. Not very peanut buttery, I would recommend using more peanut butter than the recipe calls for. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2006
Great cookie. I wanted peanut butter cookies but had no butter so I chose this since it used shortening. These have a mild peanut butter taste so if you are looking for peanut butter overload look elsewhere. I halfed all of the ingredients and it ended up yielding 18 decent sized cookies. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment and 9 minutes was perfect for these. A nice soft and chewy cookie - not sure what the other reviewers are doing wrong to end up with dry cookies. This is a simple fast and delicious recipe. I sprinkled them with a bit of sugar as soon as I took them out of the oven. Will definitely make again! Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2006
i loved this recipe its ez and the cookies look great! (taste good too) i didnt use grease on the pan i used wax paper then lightly sprayed it with PAM the bottoms were beeeeutiful! i love peanut butter cookies and these are some of the BEST.thanks for the recipe Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2006
I made these cookies today and my family loved them I used the crisco butter sticks and I really creamed together the shortening and the peanut butter with the sugar until it was light in color then I went along with the rest of the recipe and my cookies turned out great. I didn't get the crumble that others have stated and my cookies was soft. I really think you need to know your stove and pull your cookies a little before they are done because they are still cooking while they are on the cookie sheet when you remove them. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2007
I disagree with all the negative reviews of this cookie - I thought it was pretty dang good, actually. It was sugary/buttery and had just the right amount of peanut butter taste mixed it. (If you're looking for A LOT of peanut butter taste - this cookie isn't for you.)My cookie mixture had no trouble with moisture, it mixed up perfectly with the directions provided.. so.. I dunno why mine was great and others had problems.. but there you have it. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2010
I too had a problem with crumbly dough. I switched up 1/2 a cup of the white sugar for 1/2 cup of dark brown and it made them extremely moist even after sitting out all night. I also added the extra 1/4 cup of peanut butter that several reviewers recommended adding. I am not a peanut butter fan that would be my husband's department and he completely loved these he said they were better than his mother's and that's a super hard act to follow. I like the fact that these only make around 2 dozen...with only 2 of us things have a tendancy to go stale before they all get eaten. I will be using this as my peanut butter cookie recipe from now on. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
02/01/2006
I was so disappointed with this recipe. Much like some of the other reviewers whose comments I should have read first I added butter milk and more peanut butter trying to make these cookies suitably moist to no avail. They were dry and crumbly and I could taste the shortening in the cookie. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
Extremely easy and mouthwateringly DELICIOUS! I had to hide them or they would have been gone in 10 minutes! Read More
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