Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

As many of you know, I have been searching for a perfect peanut butter cookie recipe. I wanted one that didn't have any weird ingredients, made the cookies nice and soft, and you could taste the PB in them after they baked. I have tried several recipes, all failures. Finally I have found it!

Thanks to my wonderful Aunt Tamra, for suggesting I look at the peanut butter website. Since we use nothing other than Jif in my home, I checked it out. And thanks to, I have a kitchen full of beautiful, delicious, and peanut buttery cookies.

3/4 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 stick Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks
OR 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

1.HEAT oven to 375°F. Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.
2.COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with tines of fork.
3.BAKE one baking sheet at a time 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling racks to cool completely.


Nikki Ogden said...

When I found this recipe, yesterday, I thought of you so I came here to give it to you and you already have one. This one is more like nutter butters so its a little different... I hope these post as links, if not let me know and I'll email it to you on face book.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

*Marie* said...

Never hurts to have more good recipes. I'll check it out. Thanks Nikki.

Val said...

got to love a good pb cookie.