Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

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. :-)

easy peanut butter cookies

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.peanut butter cookies

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!

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  1. Sarah Matos says

    Peanut Butter cookies are my fav! This recipe sounds so simple and I have everything on hand to make it, even better!

  2. Katie Vyktoriah says

    I’m not a fan of peanut butter, but everyone in my family loves it! Will have to give these a go! Thanks for linking up to Pin It Tuesday!
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  3. says

    Peanut butter cookies are my favorite. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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