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No-Fuss Peanut Butter Cookies

These quick-and-easy peanut butter cookies go great with a cold glass of milk.—Mary Browning, North Ogden, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • Additional sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream peanut butter, shortening and sugars. Beat in water. Gradually add dry biscuit mix.
  • Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar, forming a criss-cross pattern. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 138 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • thuber1
    Jan 2, 2010

    Not bad for such a simple recipe! I didn't have any vanilla so I was pleased to find this which did not call for any! Me and my 3-year old granddaughter made them together. And, if she's pleased I'm pleased!

  • MarissaRN
    Oct 11, 2006

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  • lynn aniceto
    Feb 22, 2006

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