Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe was sent from visitor, Kaleigh Zimmerman.  She tells us:

“This cookie was one of my favorites as a little girl.  My grandma and mother made these all the time around the holidays. Enjoy! “


  • 1 cup shortening (butter flavored preferred by me)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt


Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

Cream together the shortening, brown and white sugars until smooth; add eggs and vanilla and fully combine. 

Stir in the peanut butter.  Add flour, baking soda, and salt.  Mix  thoroughly but don’t overmix. 

Roll into walnut-sized balls and press flat with tines of fork to make a pretty design.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until fork comes clean.

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