Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Cup brown sugar (dark or light, I prefer dark)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (I use the fake stuff)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup smooth peanut butter
  1. In large bowl, place all ingredients except flour.
  2. Mix until smooth and creamy with electric mixer.
  3. Add flour and mix until well combined. Dough will look a little crumbly.
  4. Form or scoop into balls about an inch and a half in diameter (can make them really big if you prefer).
  5. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Dip a fork or potato masher into sugar and press into each cookie to form a criss cross design.
  7. Bake at 350 for ten to fifteen minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.
*You can also add in a cup of peanut butter chips if you like!
Recipe by Southern Plate at