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Peanut butter cookies on a wire rack in a baking sheet.
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5 from 2 votes

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

These old-fashioned peanut butter cookies are crispy, crunchy, and full of peanut butter flavor! Easy to make and sure to be a favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, old fashioned, peanut butter
Servings: 72
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Leigh Harris


  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup Creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup Granulate sugar
  • 1 cup Dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 large Eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (or 1/4 tsp, this will depend on your taste)


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a large baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer cream together the shortening, softened butter, and peanut butter for 2 -3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the granulated sugar and dark brown sugar until combined.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and hand mix just until combined. Do not beat them in with the mixer. You don’t want to overmix the dough.
  • Drop by tablespoon size cookie scoop onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool for about 1 minute on the baking pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg