This is a cherished family recipe I found posted on Food.com I love recipes like this. A recipe handed down into a large family and then shared with us. And what a peanut butter cookie recipe it is. I have always loved soft and chewy cookies, no matter what kind it is, it has to be soft and chewy. I’ve never found a peanut butter cookie recipe that fit that bill until this one. When I’m interested in a recipe I always read the reviews, there’s some mighty fine information in them from people who’ve made the recipe. This recipe had rave reviews from 276 people! So what were they talking about in the reviews besides how FANTASTIC this cookie is? They were talking about substitutions, mainly using butter for the Butter Flavored Crisco, or making these with half butter and half regular Crisco. Since I didn’t have shortening, I decided to make them with all butter. I will at some point make these with Crisco ,just because I want to compare the two. I don’t know how it could have been any better than what I made with the butter, it was perfect if you love soft and chewy cookies. The appearance of the cookie is evidently different when making with shortening, it has a crinkled sugar cookie look. I rolled them in sugar , others didn’t. I’m thrilled with this recipe, I finally found the peanut butter cookie recipe I’ve been looking for. Thank you LiisaN for sharing your husbands grandmothers cherished family recipe, it truly is the BEST! Enjoy!
Big Grandma’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup white sugar
1 cup Butter ( or butter flavored crisco)
1 cup creamy peanut butter (Skippy)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour (1/4 cup more if needed)
Add the eggs and vanilla
Roll into tablespoon size balls.