Peanut butter cookies are a classic, easy cookie recipe! This recipe makes the perfect small batch of cookies. We LOVE eating these peanut butter cookies while they’re still warm with a cold glass of milk! We also love this recipe because it calls for basic ingredients that we always have on hand.
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
As a kid, I took cooking projects in 4-H that explained the basic science behind why to mix ingredients in what order and the purpose of leavening agents like baking soda and baking powder. But let’s have a busy mom moment of honesty. I just added all of these ingredients to the mixing bowl and turned the mixer on. I used the cookie scoop to make balls, baked and enjoyed.
I love the stoneware baking sheet that I picked up at a friend’s Pampered Chef party a few years ago, but my mom prefers a metal sheet.
I personally believe the key to cookie success is only baking them for 7-8 minutes until they have just began to turn golden brown on the highest points. Burnt cookies are such a let down, so I like to take them out of the oven when they are still soft.
More Old-Fashioned Cookie Recipes:
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a lightly sweet oatmeal cookie with raspberry jam baked in a thumbprint shaped well in the center of the cookie.
Sour Cream Cookies take a little effort, but make a light and fluffy cookie that we love to make around the holidays.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies taste even better when made into bar cookies.
The simplest cookies we make are these Easy Christmas Cookies or Easter Egg Nests that are filled with candy.
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Mix ingredients together.
- Form balls and drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Use a fork to flatten a bit and make criss cross shape in the top of the cookies. Bake for 7-10 minutes to reach desired doneness.
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