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stack of homemade peanut butter cookies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 129kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 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.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg