12 Days of Christmas Cookies : Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

On the 10th Day of Christmas Cookies I’m bringing you something that even Santa can’t deny is just about as classic-cookie as they come. Peanut Butter cookies are such a favorite in our house, for so many reasons.

Of course, we all love the taste. I tend to be more a fan of creamy peanut butter but mixing it up with crunchy from time to time is always a nice surprise. I also substitute coconut oil for the shortening, which also adds a really rich flavor that I love. Peanut Butter cookies are so quick + easy so they’re perfect when you need to whip up something quick.

But most of all I love them because my three little helpers love making them with me. I arm them with a fork of their own and they artfully press the little criss=cross pattern into the top of each cookie. Hope you’ll whip up a batch of your own.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 24

Author: heirloomed
These chewy, nutty cookies are undeniably one of the most classic cookies around.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


How to cook Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix shortening, peanut butter, egg and sugars together well. Then, mix all dry ingredients and add into shortening mixture.
  3. Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place them 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Flatten each ball in a criss-cross style with a floured fork.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and enjoy!
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