Peanut Butter Lovers' Cookies

This recipe is full of peanut flavor. If you are a peanut butter fanatic, try adding 1 cup of peanut butter chips, 1 cup of chocolate chips, or a mixture of the two.

Makes: 48Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48


  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Cream butter, shortening, and peanut butter until well blended. Add sugars; beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; blend.
  • Stir in dry ingredients.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten with tines of a fork dipped in flour. Push down horizontally then vertically to create raised squares.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set but not hard. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes before removing.