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Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies
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Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

There's a reason I called them irresistible, it's because they are!  Seriously, the favorite cookie I make around here. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cookie
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • ¾ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 ¼ Cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 1 Tbs Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¾ Cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375. Prepare 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix together the peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium until well blended. Add the egg and mix until blended. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt - mix well by hand. Gradually add the flour mix to the wet mix (in thirds) and mix on low speed until well blended.
  • Drop by Tbs full 2 inches apart onto the parchment prepared sheet. No more than 12 per sheet. These cookies spread out. Flatten slightly with the tines of a fork first one way and then again at a 90 degree angle.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes or until set and just starting to brown. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Makes 3 dozen


Making the cross hatch in the cookie seems like too much, but do it, you won't be sorry.


Calories: 220kcal