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.
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.
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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.