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Crisp and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

In the mood for homemade cookies? These crisp, chewy treats are a delicious way to show someone you care. “The original treasured recipe is the only one my grandmother wrote down,” says Janet Hall of Clinton, Wisconsin. Freeze any remaining cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies at room temperature before serving.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 180 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.
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  • PageRD
    Apr 27, 2020

    I love peanut butter cookies and they were delicious. I didn't get a lot of the chewy but I made them slightly smaller than recommended so I could have more cookies to share. Next time, I will double the recipe and make them bigger. These are definitely going in my keep file.

  • ilovebooks56
    Sep 10, 2017

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  • JacquelineNancee
    Jun 8, 2012

    Very good chewy cookies! I think that 1" balls are big enough. I doubled the recipe and made balls slightly bigger than 1" and that resulted in 41. Lots of calories in one cookie so maybe a little smaller is better?

  • Antonina39965
    Jun 8, 2012

    This cookies are really good. I sprinkled them with a bit of sugar.

  • 5xamom
    Aug 20, 2009

    turned out great!! Loved it!!

  • James
    Nov 15, 2007

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    Oct 2, 2007

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    Sep 15, 2007

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