Dad's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies recipe

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½ cup shortening
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

Nutrition Info

86.5 calories
carbohydrate: 9.9 g
cholesterol: 5.2 mg
fat: 4.8 g
fiber: 0.4 g
protein: 1.5 g
saturatedFat: 1.1 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 69.4 mg
sugar: 6.1 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Cream together the shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, gradually stir into the peanut butter mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least one hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Make small balls of dough. Flatten with fork dipped in flour to form cross-wise pattern.

  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until just set. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Recipe Yield

3 dozen

Recipe Note

My Dad's sister gave me this recipe for killer peanut butter cookies.

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