This recipe was given to my mother by one of her neighbors over 30 years ago. It is the only peanut butter cookie recipe I will ever use!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
5 mins
35 mins
6 dozen cookies


Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl.

  • Beat shortening, peanut butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl until creamy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; mix until just blended. Slowly add the flour mixture until dough is combined.

  • Roll dough into balls and roll into the remaining white sugar to coat. Place cookies on baking sheets and make a small indentation in the center of each using your thumb.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 9 to 11 minutes. Remove from oven and place a chocolate kiss in each indentation. Allow to cool slightly; remove from baking sheets and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 10.5g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 3.1mg; sodium 36mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
These were perfect! Will use this recipe over and over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
2.14.19 Wanted just a little something to end a Valentine s Day dinner today. I just knew this would be the perfect finish to the meal with a couple strawberries that are peak season right now in Florida. There are a number of peanut butter blossom cookie recipes on this site I ve tried several and this one certainly measures up well. Although the peanut butter-chocolate heart didn t melt into a blob on the top it s melted when you bite into it (yum!). There s only one issue with this recipe and that is it doesn t tell you what temperature to use. I baked at 350ºF and since my cookies were a bit on the large side it did take about 15-16 minutes total time. They were good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were perfect! Will use this recipe over and over. Read More