We were going to go visit Grumpy’s mom this weekend so I racked my brains trying to think of what I could take to her.  Whenever he talks to her on the phone she makes sure to let him know that she is “ready for a refill”!  Normally I take her something chocolate but this time I decided to take her some peanut butter cookies.  Mostly because my cousin Nichole mentioned she made them for her family this last week….and because she made me want to have one!

This is a recipe found in the old “Feeder’s Digest” that was printed way back in the 70’s…..and was a local fund raising cookbook that my mother and my grandmother had.  This book is one of my very favorite books to have because it gives me favorite recipes from people local to my area.

I did blog this recipe before.  A very long time ago.  When I blogged this, I was fairly new to blogging and when I gave the directions to the recipe, I gave them to you as I had them.  Today I will give you the recipe again but will give you a bit more instruction on how to mix it together!

This recipe is very easily  halved and you will get about 2 dozen cookies.  I halved the recipe since I didn’t want too many around for my temptation and gave the majority of them to Grumpy’s mom!

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. Crisco (yes, I do use this!)
1 c. peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 c. flour

Preheat oven to 375.

In a small bowl mix flour, soda and salt.  Set aside.

Using hand mixer, mix Crisco, Peanut butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy.  Mix in eggs and vanilla.

With a mixing spoon (I use a wooden spoon) stir in flour mixture.

Set in refrigerator to cool approximately 1 hour.  (You don’t have to do this but I did).  Using small cookie scoop roll cookies into balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet about 1″ apart.  Press with tines of a fork to make crisscross design.  Decorate with mini Reese’s Pieces.

Bake 8-10 minutes (mine baked for 10).  Remove from oven and cool a few minutes before moving to cooling rack.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Cristine March 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I love a good peanut butter cookie and these look great with the Reeses on top. Mmmm!

  2. The Sugar Queen March 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Those look great ….. now I'm craving one!

  3. pegasuslegend March 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    awesome cookie, cant ever go wrong with a classic peanut butter! my kids will love these~

  4. Barbara @ moderncomfortfood March 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Cookies with a double whammy of peanut butter? Yes! What a great idea, and thanks for sharing it.

  5. Lynda March 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I love these cookies-I'm sure they were the perfect gift!
    I love old cookbooks like this, where you know many of the people and may have also eaten their food before.

  6. Jessie March 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    you just stirred up some major craving for these cookies, I love the classic peanut butter cookies

  7. Jamie March 28, 2010 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Peanut Butter cookies are one of my favorites. Now you have me wanting to make some. Not a bad idea though 🙂

  8. teresa March 29, 2010 at 1:58 am - Reply

    oh my gosh, i'll take ten!

  9. Mags March 29, 2010 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Ahhh Crisco…. one of my guilty pleasures. I don't use it often, but geeze, it still makes the best cookies.

  10. Debbie March 29, 2010 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Who doesn't like peanut butter and chocolate!?
    These look great.
    I'll be trying to follow some more of your more healthy recipes starting tomorrow tho….

  11. Coleen's Recipes March 29, 2010 at 4:32 am - Reply

    My Hubby LOVES…double loves peanutbutter cookies, thanks for sharing.

  12. Bellini Valli March 29, 2010 at 10:13 am - Reply

    We love peanut butter cookies around here Shelby!!

  13. Maria March 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    You can't beat a good pb cookie!

  14. Amanda March 30, 2010 at 12:01 am - Reply

    these look yummy!! I have a favorite PB cookie too and they are very similar to this! I have all the same ingredients except mine uses all brown sugar, no white, and a little milk. I love PB cookies!

  15. Diana's Cocina March 31, 2010 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Peanut butter cookies are my husband all time favorite. This sounds yummy!

  16. Shad Dixon December 2, 2013 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Looks good.

  17. Shad Dixon December 2, 2013 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Gonna try these. The family loves PB cookies.

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