Who doesn't love a fresh batch of homemade soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Well if you're someone who does, we've got the perfect recipe for you!
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Peanut Butter Cookies

Who doesn't love a fresh batch of homemade soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Well if you're someone who does, we've got the perfect recipe for you!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, peanut butter, soft cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Amanda Formaro

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls (using a cookie scoop works great) 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to racks to cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 0.2% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 2.6%