Yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


These have a nice chocolate and peanut butter taste but are not too sweet. Easy to prepare. Very Good.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 dozen


  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons hot water

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and peanut butter. Beat in the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir together the cocoa powder and hot water until cocoa is dissolved; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter until well blended. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the top.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* 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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