Slice-and-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies


Make these slice-and-bake cookies ahead and store in freezer for a rainy day treat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
80 cookies


  • 2 cups shortening

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 2 cups peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 eggs

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Set out four 12x14-inch long pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap.

  2. Cream shortening, white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Beat in vanilla extract and eggs until light and fluffy.

  3. Mix together flour and baking soda in a separate bowl until well combined. Gradually add flour mixture into the egg mixture, stirring until blended.

  4. Divide dough into 4 pieces and form each piece into an 8 to 10-inch roll. Wrap rolls in prepared waxed paper or plastic wrap and place in the freezer until ready to bake.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  6. Remove dough from freezer and cut into 1-inch thick slices. Cut each slice into quarters and roll each piece into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet and use a fork to flatten with a nice crisscross design.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 80
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* 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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