April’s Peanut Butter Cookies

“We have a wonderful Peanut Butter Cookie recipe that’s been passed down on my Mom’s side of the family for generations. That recipe makes a crispy cookie, but I’ve always preferred chewy cookies, so this is the recipe I generally use.” – April Ferre

April’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Course: Cookies


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening or Margarine Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In large bowl, combine first 7 ingredients. Blend well. Stir in remaining ingredients; blend well.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten in criss-cross pattern with fork.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Makes 36 to 48 cookies.

1995 Recipe – April Ferre – From Pillsbury Kitchen’s Family Cookbook, 1979