The best sublime peanut butter cookies ever! Relive the best part of the school cafeteria without having to go back to school. This large batch is best suited for institutional cooking using a 40 to 60 quart mixer. Dough may be stored in buckets for up to a week, and baked fresh daily.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
22 mins
Servings:
300
Yield:
55 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

300
Original recipe yields 300 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a convection oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). See note for non-convection oven. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in peanut butter until well blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a plastic scraper between additions. Add eggs 5 or 6 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down bowl, and mix for a minute. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually mix into the dough until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl one more time, and be sure the bottom has mixed evenly.

  • Scoop out dough using an ice cream scoop, or roll into 2 inch balls. Place cookies 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Press down lightly with a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.

  • Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are lightly toasted. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes so they do not crumble.

Note

This recipe is intended for institutional use. If scaled down to a family sized portion, the ingredients will still be in weight measures. We recommend using a recipe designed for a smaller size instead of scaling this one.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 46.2g; fat 23.6g; cholesterol 24.8mg; sodium 270.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
Excellent peanut butter cookies, and I don't even particularly like peanut butter cookies. Following a previous member's review, I converted for the 15 serving recipe. If you don't have a scale, it came out to 1 1/4 C. shortening, 1 1/4 C. white sugar, 3/4 C. brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 C. peanut butter, 2 3/4 C. all-purpose flour, 1 3/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, Follow the same instructions. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/01/2010
I've tried this twice. Very dry. Takes to long to cook. Maybe it is because I downsized the recipe for 12 servings.I did read the footnote and gave them a try anyway. Will not make for home use again. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
Excellent peanut butter cookies, and I don't even particularly like peanut butter cookies. Following a previous member's review, I converted for the 15 serving recipe. If you don't have a scale, it came out to 1 1/4 C. shortening, 1 1/4 C. white sugar, 3/4 C. brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 C. peanut butter, 2 3/4 C. all-purpose flour, 1 3/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, Follow the same instructions. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2005
This recipe wasn't too bad to convert to family serving. The texture of the cookies was a little crumbley but overall very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2009
for easy half pound measurements calculate for 15 servings instead of the default 300. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2007
I work for a school cafeteria myself baking for 650 kids and this by far beats the recipe that we had previously used for years! Dough is rather thick but don't let it fool you.... cookies bake to perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
I used the 48 cookie conversion and my family loved it. Sunday I have to make 96 cookies for a party. Thanks and they do taste like the lunchroom cookies Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2009
THIS IS A GREAT COOKIE!! I actually decided to try this because it said "school cafeteria" and that was appealing...boy am I glad I did. I would go so far as to say that EVERYONE who ate this cookie LOVED IT. I followed the measurements posted in the review by Erin H. on June 9 09...and it was spot on!THESE WERE GREAT!! I will use this recipe from now on. In total 9 different people ate these and each one raved about it. A friend and her mom actually called me on the phone after they were in the car eating the cookies...they called to rave and say how good they were! As with all of us out here in "all recipe" land I love when people love my cooking/baking! Try this recipe and you will not be disappointed. I made the cookies regular size (1"-1.5" balls) and baked them at 350. The recipe temperature & time is for large cookies so if you want regular size cookies bake at 350 for about 8-9 minutes. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
This is THE BEST Peanut Butter Cookie recipe EVER!!!!! Well worth buying a digital scale for!!!!! EVERYBODY asks me for this recipe!!!!! Takes me back to my school days. THANK YOU SCHETTIGGIRL THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2009
Really good cookies! My only issue was that for some reason these took waaaaay longer to cook in my oven than the recipe stated about 14 minutes. Usually my oven runs about 25 degrees hot so no idea why. Once they were done they were lovely chewy peanut buttery goodness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2009
Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I wanted to stay home over the weekend to avoid spending too much so I came here to find recipes...Oh my- this is much more fulfilling that I expected. The cookies turned out amazing. The recipe is so easy to follow and the cookies are truly worthwhile. I think a little less sugar would be good but everything else was perfect. I will be baking these for my guests in a few days. I also have photos to post. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/01/2010
I've tried this twice. Very dry. Takes to long to cook. Maybe it is because I downsized the recipe for 12 servings.I did read the footnote and gave them a try anyway. Will not make for home use again. Read More
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