Grandma’s E-Z Peanut Butter Cookies

Grandma’s E-Z Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 24-30 cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “Perfect recipe for the junior baker! One bowl, fun to make, easy to succeed. Oh, and they taste great, too! High altitude tested (no adjustments).”


  • 1/2 cuppeanut butter
  • 1/4 cupshortening
  • 1/2 cupbrown sugar
  • 1/2 cupwhite sugar
  • 1well-beaten egg( extra-large egg yields best results)
  • 1cupflour
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • sugar
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
  • Mix well with a spoon.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch round balls.
  • Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Press balls flat with fork dipped in extra sugar.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cookies should not be too brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for one minute, then remove to wire racks.
  • Reviews

  • “I am very disappointed with this recipe.I followed the instructions, but the ingredients wouldn’t stick together to form dough. I added an extra egg, and got some dough; however, it was grainy. Baked well, but very little peanut butter taste.TM”

  • “I love this recipe! I used white rice flour (gluten free house) added an extra egg and 2tbsp milk, 1 minute less cook time and these cookies are gluten free and taste like store b ought regular! Thanks!!!”

  • “Just baked these for hubby.We both loved them.Simple and delicious.Mine retained their shape and did not spread out too much, were slightly crisp with spongy centers – YUMMY!”

  • “Very east, and a GREAT tasting cookie.Excellent texture too.They spread out a lot though, and didn’t hold their shape.”

  • “Good recipe! When I bit into one, I thought it tasted like more of a muffin then cookie, the inside was spongy and moist while the outside was slightly crunchier. I added 1/4 cup of peanuts, very finely chopped.”

  • “I just made with with 3 kids I was babysitting.They each had thier own bowl and made it almost completley by themselves with me supervising.It was a total success and they were delicious!I didn’t have baking soda, so I used baking powder…wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it was fabulous!”

  • “Good and easy. I put them in minimuffin cups and added a chocolate star on top once they were baked. I was worried because the dough seemed dry, but it turned out well.”

  • “Easy, quick. Had them mixed and baked in no time. Nice basic peanut butter cookie.”

  • “These really were easy to make, and very addicting.They stayed chewy the few days they were around!Nice flavor.”

  • “These were really easy and yummy too!My family loved them.”