Saturday, November 3, 2012

Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!

Peanut Butter Cookies (from Pillsbury Kitchens Cookbook, 1979 edition)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup Crisco shortening (I use the sticks, 1 stick)
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
4 Tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda (not baking powder)
1 teaspoon of salt

Cream sugars and shortening.  Add in peanut butter, milk, vanilla, and eggs, and blend well with a mixer.  Gradually add in dry ingredients, mixing well.  Shape dough into small balls, and flatten with a fork in a criss cross pattern.  Sprinkle with sugar.  They should look like this:
Sheets do not need to be greased.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or till light golden brown.  Remove as soon as possible, gently with a spatula, and let cool on wire racks.  Makes about 5 dozen.

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