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.

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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.

These old fashioned peanut butter cookies are a class easy cookie recipe. This is a great small batch cookie recipe which we love. A cold glass of milk is the perfect compliment to this recipe!

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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are a classic, easy, old fashioned cookie recipe.  We also love that this makes a small batch and perfect snack with a cold glass of milk!


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.  Mix ingredients together.  

  2. 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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