There’s something incredibly nostalgic and comforting about peanut butter cookies. Their perfect balance of sweet and salty makes them a favorite for many. If you’re a fan of crispy cookies that melt in your mouth, you’re in for a treat. Introducing Peggi’s Gigantic, Melt in Your Mouth, Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies! These are not your average cookies; they’re big, bold, and boast a flavor that’s unforgettable. Whether it’s tea time, a special occasion, or just one of those days when you need a cookie, this recipe has got you covered.
- 1 cup butter-flavored Crisco shortening
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (and a little extra for good measure)
- 1 cup Jif peanut butter (with an added hunk for extra richness)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). If you’re using a stand mixer like the Kitchen Aid, keep it running as you prepare the ingredients.
- Cream together the shortening, sugars, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Add the eggs (you can beat them first or directly add them) and blend thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until well combined.
- Using a large scoop, place six level scoops of dough onto ungreased air-baked cookie sheets.
- To create the iconic crisscross design on the cookies, dip the back of a fork in milk and press it onto each cookie. While the original recipe suggests using flour, milk gives a crispier finish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for exactly 14 minutes. Set a timer to ensure accuracy.
- Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes. Afterward, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Size Matters: The recipe uses a large ice cream scoop to make 16 sizable cookies. If you choose to make them smaller, adjust the baking time accordingly.
- Storage Tips: To keep the cookies from being weighed down, store them standing up in a large airtight container. This will maintain their crispiness and prevent them from breaking.
Indulge in the crispy, buttery goodness of Peggi’s Peanut Butter Cookies. Their gigantic size and melt-in-your-mouth texture promise to be a hit among both kids and adults. If this recipe brings joy to your cookie jar, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!