Peanut Butter Cookies and The Great Cookie Exchange Link Party!

Peanut butter cookies are one of the go-to, classic recipes in our house.  Today I’d love to share my recipe with you!  It’s the same one my dad always made, and my Gram before that.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. Jif peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda

Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Beat together egg, sugar, peanut butter, and shortening.  Sift dry ingredients together, then mix them in.

Roll into 1″ balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Press with a fork (or other festive shaped press – my dad always used a star shape).  Sprinkle with sugar, and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Recipe yields 30 cookies.

Now – if that’s not enough for you, I have another great treat today! It’s that time of the year when sugar and butter take over our kitchens as the holiday baking season officially begins… and one kind of cookie at Christmas is NEVER enough! So, I have joined up with several other blogs to host the 2012 Great Cookie Exchange!

This month long link party is your go to source for all kinds of holiday treats. Link up your favorites, new and old, and find some new recipes to try out. The link party will be hosted on all of our blogs for optimum exposure and reach. We hope you’ll find some inspiration! Feel free to come back and link up all month long!

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