These are hands-down the best Peanut Butter Cookies I've ever eaten. I have tried other recipes just for fun, but they don't compare. They have a divine texture, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. My mom used to bake these with me when I was young, and she still makes them too. She thinks she got the recipe from the Betty Crocker Cookbook, but isn't sure.
1 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, whichever you prefer)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
With a mixer, cream Crisco, sugars and vanilla. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add peanut butter and whip it good. In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients with a whisk (I always do this rather than sifting). Stir dry ingredients into the creamy mixture. Scoop cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet. Roll into balls then press with the back of a fork into a criss-cross pattern. (Dip your fork into flour to keep it from sticking to the dough.) Bake at 375-F for ~10 min. Do not overcook! Makes ~3 dozen.
Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!