Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

A delicious old fashioned peanut butter cookie with a nice crunch. Just like my mom used to make when I was growing up.

old fashioned peanut butter cookies

This Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is very similar to my other peanut butter cookie recipe, but with a few minor tweaks.

cookie dough balls on baking sheet

I suspect I like Peanut Butter cookies because I grew up eating Peanut Butter and Jam sandwiches. I thank God I am not allergic to peanuts! Plus peanuts and peanut butter are a good source of protein.

cookie dough with criss cross pattern

In any case, there is nothing super special about this recipe compared to the thousands of other recipes out there, but I can assure you that you will absolutely love these cookies!

peanut butter cookies fresh out of the oven

If you love your mom’s old-time peanut butter cookies, then this recipe is for you! Super easy to make and if you like to bake, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

old fashioned peanut butter cookies

You will need the following ingredients to make this old fashioned peanut butter cookies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Vegetable Shortening, White Sugar, Light Brown Sugar, Eggs, Peanut Butter and Vanilla Extract.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Sift flour with soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with your favorite non-stick spray.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening with both the brown and white sugar. Add eggs and beat until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter and beat well. Add flour mixture and mix well. Add vanilla extract and mix again.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, put cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. With a fork, gently press down crossways on the dough balls, then press the opposite directions creating a waffle design on the cookie top.
  8. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  9. Once done, remove the cookies from the baking sheet immediately and place on a cooling rack.
old fashioned peanut butter cookies

Printable Recipe Card

old fashioned peanut butter cookies

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

A delicious old fashioned peanut butter cookie with a nice crunch. Just like my mom used to make when I was growing up.
4.38 from 8 votes
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 178 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Sift flour with soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with your favorite non-stick spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening with both the brown and white sugar. Add eggs and beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  • Add peanut butter and beat well. Add flour mixture and mix well. Add vanilla extract and mix again.
  • Using a cookie scoop, put cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  • With a fork, gently press down crossways on the dough balls, then press the opposite directions creating a waffle design on the cookie top.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Once done, remove the cookies from baking sheet immediately and place on a cooling rack.

Notes

→ If you or anyone consuming this recipe has a nut allergy, please take the appropriate precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 69mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 15IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.7mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Mickey says:

    These cookies are easy to make and who does not like peanut butter. My kids loved them, and of course I also loved them. I also added a few mini chocolate chips because I had them on hand, but even without them, i could tell they would be delicious.