Dad’s Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

My dad has always been a big fan of peanut butter cookies. growing up, I would often find him in the kitchen with a batch of these cookies baking in the oven. Over the years, I’ve perfected my own recipe for these iconic cookies and now I’m sharing it with you!


  • -1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • -1/2 cup of sugar
  • -1 egg
  • -1 tsp vanilla extract
  • -3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • -1 tsp baking powder
  • -1/4 tsp salt


1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

2. Beat in the egg until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir this into the peanut butter mixture until everything is well combined.

4. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least one hour (this will help it to firm up so that it’s easier to work with).

5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) before beginning to roll out balls of dough.

6. To make the cookies, take small balls of dough and flatten them with a fork dipped in flour, making a cross-wise pattern on top of each cookie as you go along.

7 Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven until cookies are just set – be careful not to overbake! Remove from baking sheets onto wire racks to cool completely

Nutrition Facts

  • Yields: 24 cookies
  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2.1 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
  • Sugar 7.3g
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Dad's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

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