Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Yield : 10 dozens
  • Servings : 10 dozens
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 35m
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These were always a wonderful after school snack growing up in Louisiana.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 cups sifted plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


Step 1

Combine shortening, salt, and peanut butter and mix well. Gradually add sugar and brown sugar. Cream thoroughly after each addition. Add eggs and milk, mixing well.

Step 2

Sift together the flour and baking soda. Blend with first mixture.

Step 3

Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets or roll the dough into balls 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter.

Step 4

Place on cookie sheet, press lightly with a fork to flatten.

Step 5

Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Makes 10-12 dozen.


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