Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies can be crisp, or chewy. If you want them crisp, leave out the eggs in the recipe.


3 dozen (18 servings)


1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons hot water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs


Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).

Mix sugars, peanut butter, and shortening. Add baking soda to the hot water. Add to mixture. Stir well.

Stir in the eggs. Add the flour. Roll dough into balls. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet. Press with fork dipped in water to make criss-cross design.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving (2 cookies): Calories: 346; Total Fat: 19.3 g; Cholesterol: 24 mg; Sodium: 147 mg; Total Carbs: 39.2 g (Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g); Protein: 6.1 g

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