Sunday, January 30, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

Here is another treat from my Great Grandma Sophie Pitura's recipe box. I knew I would love this old fashioned recipe as soon as I saw it called for vinegar. These are my favorite peanut butter cookies and must be eaten with a big glass of cold milk!

1/2 cup shortening (Crisco Gold)
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda

- Cream together shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla. Then stir in vinegar.
- Mix in flour, salt and baking soda.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheets. Press down with fork to make crossed pattern.
- Bake @ 375° for 7-8 minutes, until edges turn brown.
- Make 36 cookies.

And here's my great grandma's recipe card - my great grandfather wrote out all her cards for her:


  1. You just can't beat a good peanut butter cookie. How neat that you have those family recipes to treasure and this looks like a good one. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  2. Those look so good. I've been looking for a peanut butter cookie recipe that didn't call for milk. I'll have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm making myself a batch RIGHT NOW! Can smell 'em baking already...

  4. I love great-grandma handwriting just about as much as I love great-grandma recipes :) These look so, so good!

  5. Hi there....grandmas cookies looks yummy....

  6. The photos are just how peanut butter cookies should look with the crinkles and all. Grandmothers recipies are best too. The Crisco cook book was my favorite when we were just married. Great cookies too.

  7. Hi Alison,
    We just love a good old fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie and your just looks delicious. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday for us to enjoy. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back!

  8. looks fabulous Alison haven't heard from you for a while hope all is well

  9. Did you hear my sigh of pleasure? I love peanut butter cookies. I love recipes that have been passed down. This made me so very, very happy. Thank you!

  10. Pure peanut butter heaven I imagine! I'm in search of the best peanut butter cookie recipe out there - I'll give it a try. Thanks!

  11. These sound amazing--I just can't resist a good peanut butter cookie. Love that this is your great grandma's recipe--that makes it even better!

  12. Fantastic. I love the heritage, the peanut butter, and the photograph of those cookies!

    So glad you linked to Food on Fridays!

  13. My mom used to make peanut butter cookies. They were so good. I love that you have the recipe in your grandmother's handwriting. That makes it that much more special! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try last week!