This is the best recipe for easy peanut butter cookies that I have ever found. Some easy peanut butter cookies taste funny, these do not! I have had this recipe for so long that my handwriting is starting to rub off. I think I got it from my grandmother.
Ingredients & directions:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 Lg egg
1 tablespoon of water
1 teaspoon of vanilla
— beat for 2 minutes, then add:
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
— mix well until well blended
— drop into approx 1/2 inch balls onto greased cookie sheet
— press criss-cross on top of each cookie with a fork that has been dipped in sugar (if you stick fork under running water first the sugar will stay better long enough to get to fork)
— bake at 325 degrees for approx 10 minutes.
That is it! It says it makes approx 5 dozen, but I have never gotten 5 dozen out of it. Maybe my cookies are too big
Want these Easy Peanut Butter cookies in a more heart friendly version? Check out my newer recipe post to learn to make these Heart Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies using Cheerios!