Peanut Butter Cookies

“From Grandma Stacker’s ‘Fond du Lac Cookbook.’ How your Uncle Jack and I loved these!’ – Jean Hansen (To her daughter, Calla)

“This was the very first item I entered in the Santa Cruz County Fair. It was cookie that started it all. I just decided one year to put these cookies in, found out how much fun it was to enter, and the rest is history. Then it became a yearly tradition, which I eventually passed on to my children.” – Calla Ferre

Peanut Butter Cookies

Course: Cookies


  • 1 Cup Shortening Scant
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour


  • Cream shortening, sugars and peanut butter. Add in eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  • Sift together baking soda and flour; add to creamed mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Form dough into balls and dip in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheets and press with fork.

1920 Recipe – Calla Stacker