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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sugar crystals


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. 
  2. Using the flat beater attachment, beat shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla at a medium setting until well blended.
  3. Reduce speed to low and gradually add dry ingredients until blended. Dough will be crumbly.
  4. Roll 3 tablespoon-size portions of the dough into a ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Press to 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle with sugar crystals.
  6. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Do not overcook.

Serves: 12


Course: Kid Friendly, Desserts

Prep Time: 0-10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

These cookies are packed with a great peanut butter taste that you or your children will love when they come home from school.

Recommended Products: Stand Mixers

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies nutritional information
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