Shortening Peanut Butter Cookies

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T’was the night before the night before Christmas, and all through the pantry a lot of peanut butter was found…

As I looked through my Rollout Cookies recipe, I thought that I wanted to make another kind of cookie for Christmas. I had just bought a large container of peanut butter, and that sounded like a really good idea. I also decided it was time to use up some of the shortening I had in my pantry, and I found this lovely recipe for peanut butter cookies from Crisco.

These cookies are nice and soft, different from the crunchy cookies I am used to and really don’t like very much. These melt in your mouth, they are just delicious!

Tonight was special because we got an early Christmas present from my friend Adel. She got us an Amazon Echo Dot. Let me tell you how wonderful it was to be able to say “Alexa, set a timer for 8 minutes”, and she said, “Starting now”. It was perfect because I had dough on my hands that I didn’t want to get on our old-fashioned timer. Alexa is a lot more accurate than the old stand by, too. She will be very helpful in the kitchen indeed.

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Shortening Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 2 Dozen

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 166

Fat per serving: 4g

Saturated fat per serving: 2g

Carbs per serving: 9g

Protein per serving: 3g

Fiber per serving: 1g

Sugar per serving: 12g

Sodium per serving: 159mg

Shortening Peanut Butter Cookies

These Shortening Peanut Butter Cookies are melt in your mouth good!


3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 3/4 cups Flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt


    Preheat oven to 375.. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.
    Beat peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg.
    Sift flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl until blended. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.
    Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.


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One Response to Shortening Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. 98Charlotte says:

    I must say you have high quality content here. These peanut butter cookies were just delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe!