I first made these at a friend’s house when we were in junior high school 147 years ago, but I don’t remember which cookbook this recipe came from. I do not like peanut butter cookies, but I love these, and I’ve never seen anyone not like them. I’ve made them with only real peanut butter, so don’t know what they’d taste like with
brown-flavored shortening Skippy or Jif.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup oatmeal
- Cream together sugars, shortening, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla.
- Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet, and smoosh with a floured fork or meat pounder. The meat pounder makes a more interesting and somewhat festive design.
- Bake at 350° for 8 – 12 minutes. Don't overbake; the cookies should be barely tan on the bottoms.