She Shares A Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe That Her Grandmother Wrote Down In 1942

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

 Wisconsin’s Janet Hall submitted her grandmother’s famous recipe to the Taste Of Home website so everyone can enjoy these amazing cookies.

“My mother insisted that my grandmother write down one recipe for her when she got married in 1942. That was a real effort because Grandma was a traditional pioneer-type cook who used “a little of this or that ’til it feels right.” This treasured recipe is the only one she ever wrote down!”


The Ingredients: Yields 3 dozen

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt

The How:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt, then add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Roll into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets.
  6. Flatten with a fork or meat mallet if desired.
  7. Bake 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.


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