Grandma’s Famous Peanut Butter Cookies

Like the title suggests, grandma’s famous peanut butter cookies have made a name for themselves. Soft, chewy, and delivering that delicious peanut butter flavor, these cookies are just how “big mama” made them.

Grandmas Famous Peanut Butter Cookies
Yield: 14-16 cookies

Grandma's Famous Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 JIF peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl combine vegetable shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and salt together and beat until mixture becomes smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking soda. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture while beating.
  4. Roll 3 tablespoon-size portions of the dough into a ball in your hands and press to 1/2-inch flat on an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, being careful not to overcook. Take out of oven and let cool for 10 minutes to allow cookies to stiffen slightly.

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