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stack of peanut butter cookies like the school cafeteria ladies used to make

School Cafeteria Cookies


  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Huge, chewy, peanut butter cookies taste just like the ones the School Cafeteria ladies made back in the day! 


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup cold butter or shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the butter (or shortening) with peanut butter in a mixer until smooth.
  3. Add brown sugar, white sugar and beaten eggs.  Mix well.
  4. Gradually blend in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Drop cookie dough onto a cookie sheet in 2 Tbsp. scoops.
  6. Pat dough down and press with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  8. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to paper-lined sheets for cooling.

Notes

If you use butter, the cookies will spread more than if you use shortening.  Either way, they're delicious!

Dust cookies with sugar after baking if desired.

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter cookies, school cafeteria cookies, peanut butter, cookies