I’m a Closet Baker

I think bakers are amazing individuals. That being said, I am not very amazing! I think I lack the special touch one must have to always deliver soft cookies, tall bread, or tasty muffins. But alas… I always try.
I made some peanut butter cookies for my neighbors and friends the other day. {Not as a punishment –I swear!} My neighbors have been so incredibly helpful the past few months and I wanted to show my appreciation. What better way than homemade cookies!
Peanut Butter Cookies-
To my surprise, these cookies turned out pretty darn tasty! Plus it was an easy recipe to follow.
 {that always helps!}

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

This is such an easy recipe for the most delicious peanut butter cookies!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  1. Cream peanut butter and shortening together.
  2. Add sugar gradually, continuing until mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add beaten egg.
  4. Sift flour and soda together, add, mix well.
  5. Drop mixture by teaspoon on cookie sheet. Press down with tines of a fork.
  6. Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Keywords: peanut butter, cookie

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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