This recipe was clipped from a magazine and is a promo piece for Crisco, date unknown. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.

Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Clipping


1/2 cup Crisco all-vegetable shortening
3/4 cup Jif creamy peanut butter
1-1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies.
  2. Combine shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.
  3. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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11 Responses to Crisco Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Published 10 September, 2016 in 10:55 am

I have been looking for an old peanut butter cookie recipe for the longest time…I think I have found it at last!!

Published 25 February, 2018 in 4:21 pm

have been trying to find my mothers recipe for years. stumbled across this one.. My search has FINALLY come to an end. These are the best ever cookies !

Published 31 March, 2018 in 11:26 am

First I want to tell you that I just made those cookies and they are delicious just like I remember when I was a kid I also remember the can of Crisco oil that that used to come on and my mother used to make that recipe for us when we were kids I’m saying is it’s easy to make it don’t take a lot of ingredients and if I can make them anybody can thank you for the recipe

Published 13 October, 2018 in 12:27 pm

I always use the older recipe for cookies they are so much better. Thank you

Published 13 October, 2020 in 6:51 pm

The best recipe ever

Lesli Bergeson
Published 30 December, 2020 in 9:20 pm

Been making these for 35 years and I haven’t changed to any other recipe. When I make these cookies people always ask for recipe.

Sally Bright
Published 10 April, 2021 in 3:19 pm

Does this recipe really use a tablespoon of vanilla, or is it a misprint ?

Published 17 August, 2021 in 2:30 pm

Thanks for sharing this Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from the ol’ days! During a move, I lost this recipe and it was so good. When I saw the Tbsp. of vanilla and the milk, I knew it was the right one!

Published 5 October, 2021 in 5:27 am

Thanks for sharing,I’ll sure try it…

Shari Blaze
Published 5 October, 2021 in 6:31 am

These look amazing Thanks for sharing

Pat G
Published 12 January, 2022 in 3:17 pm

These are the best cookies, I have made them several times and my family loves them, taste like the cookies grandma used to make!

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