When you learn that a young man who just had a birthday loves Peanut Butter Cookies, and when your grandsons are coming over who also love Peanut Butter Cookies, you thumb through your cookbooks and find your best recipe so you can whip up a batch! I have an old cookbook that never disappoints, and this cookie recipe joined the ranks of recipes like my Beef Enchiladas that also come from its covers.
This recipe has simple ingredients and instructions.
The longest part of the process is chilling the dough a bit before baking.
The quickest part is devouring them when them come out of the oven with their signature crisscross patterns stamped on their little round tops!
If you have a Peanut Butter Cookie lover in your life, these will win their hearts!
Peanut Butter Cookies
1/4 Cup Crisco
1/4 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
1 1/4 Cup flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Cup Chocolate chips (optional)
Cream butter, shortening, peanut butter and sugars until fluffy. Add beaten egg and mix well. Blend in dry ingredients. Chill dough. Roll into 1-inch balls and arrange on cookie sheet. Dip fork in sugar and flatten each with a crisscross pattern. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or lightly browned. (Adding the chocolate chips makes this traditional cookie a bit more interesting.)
Sing with me….Peanut, peanut butter – COOKIE!