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Cookies For a Crowd

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


about 20 dozen

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
I'm a cook at a 4-H camp. Our campers go wild over these crisp cookies with an excellent peanutty flavor.—Mary Green, Mishicot, Wisconsin
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  • 4 cups shortening
  • 4 cups peanut butter
  • 4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teapoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts, optional


  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time; beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in peanuts if desired.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork if desired. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 206 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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