Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s something about dropping temperatures and crisp, colorful leaves outside that make me want things like potato soup, pumpkin pie, and… peanut butter cookies. Also, there’s not  a man on earth that doesn’t love peanut butter. It’s like a totally separate food group for my husband. He claims that these cookies are some of his favorite things I’ve ever made!



  • 1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • First, preheat your over to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In your mixer, cream together the peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add in the egg and mix until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in your mixer. It will make a thick, almost clay-like dough.
  • Roll the dough into 1″ balls.
  • Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand, and then use a fork to create the classic criss-cross on top.
  • Bake for 8 minutes and cool on a wire rack (the cookies will harden as they cool, so be careful not to bake them too long).

Peanut butter cookies and ice cold milk? That’s a match made in heaven. I promise, this recipe won’t disappoint!

I got this recipe here, one of my go-to blogs for kitchen inspiration!

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