Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies…and a Giveaway
Imagine opening your email one day, and having JIF, the Peanut Butter gurus, as YOU to make their peanut butter cookie recipe. Because they think it’s the best, and they just kind of want YOUR opinion.
Because they think you matter,
(How did they get my email address, I wondered? Who am I?)
I blinked a few times, said Um, sure, and then went on about my day. Surely they weren’t serious. Surely I was sent the request in error, and in time, they would forget their mistake and lose my address.
Except they didn’t.
A few days later, a big box showed up on my doorstep, full of all the goodies I would need to set about to making this “Irresistible” Peanut Butter Cookie. Flour, shortening, JIF, of course. So, while Seven was slaving away at school, I set about to making a batch of these cookies.
I was kind of relieved to have a recipe for a change, versus having to create one on my own. I was perplexed though, y’all. I kept wanting to tweak it, like it was my job. Maybe add white chocolate. Or more vanilla. Or add a cream cheese filling. You know…make it my own. But nay, I was on a mission.
I was going to FOLLOW. THIS. RECIPE.
I felt like I was cheating the system. It was so hard to stick to the rules, but I did it. The ingredients came together quickly, easily, and I had zero trouble. It was actually relaxing, in the end, once I got over the awkwardness of not developing a recipe.
A quick whirr in the mixer, a nice warm oven, a Silpat (because I never bake without one), and a cookie scoop made my cookie day a breeze. In fact, I was done in no time at all, and before I even realized what I’d accomplished.
When Seven got home from school, he was thrilled to get in on the cookie eating action, but before I let him eat them all, we decided to take a few pictures. Don’t you adore those little hands? It makes me so sad they won’t always be this small. Sadder still is that he doesn’t look like this anymore, covered in flour, barefoot as I bake.
Kids grow up too fast.
So I guess I’ll keep making cookies, hoping to at least keep him a kid at heart. It’s the least I can do, right? How can you put a value on a smile? These cookies made him smile.
They made my dad smile, too. Wow. A handful of peanut butter cookies last week and he’s mentioned it at least 3 times.
I guess I’d better make another batch.
You should try them, too!
JIF Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies
- 3/4 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
Or 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
- 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- HEAT oven to 375°F. Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.
- COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with tines of fork.
- BAKE one baking sheet at a time 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling racks to cool completely.
Courtesy of JIF, because they want you to be happy (and so do I), we have a prize pack for you so that you, too, can make these Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies. What’s it include?
- Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
- Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
- Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
- Jif apron
- Cookie jar
- Branded fork for cookie imprint
Nice, right? A little something something to make your fall a little warmer. Baking is just…well, I love it, don’t you? Hopefully this will help.
Want to win?
Just let me know you do. Leave a comment, letting me know that baking these cookies seems right up your alley.
Bam, you are entered to win. No hoops. Just cookies.
Disclaimer: Post and contest sponsored by JIF. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on October 25. Winner will be notified via email provided. US addresses only. Good Luck!
October 18, 2014 @ 10:38 am
Oh, yes, I would make these cookies in a heart beat, I love peanut butter 🙂
October 18, 2014 @ 11:14 am
These are my wife’s favorite kind of cookie! I’d love to make these!
October 18, 2014 @ 1:20 pm
Peanut butter cookies would instantly be a favorite in my household!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen
October 18, 2014 @ 3:07 pm
Peanut Butter Cookies are my favorite!
October 18, 2014 @ 4:37 pm
my mom use to make these for me as a kid! They have always been my favorites! I really should make some for my kid too. Maybe they will become his.
October 18, 2014 @ 5:52 pm
I love PB Cookies…my mom used to make them when I was little. Bring backs many memories.
October 18, 2014 @ 6:39 pm
I think these cookies would quickly be gone at my house. I think I would even eat a large portion of the dough!
October 18, 2014 @ 7:25 pm
Of course baking these cookies are perfect for me!
October 18, 2014 @ 7:54 pm
One of our favorite activities to do as a family is to bake cookies, especially this time of year. These would be a fun one because the kids would get to be more involved than usual when they flatten them with the fork.
October 18, 2014 @ 7:55 pm
Peanut butter is my FAVORITE so these sound great
October 18, 2014 @ 9:33 pm
My favorite cookies, yay!
October 19, 2014 @ 12:02 am
I would love to make those cookies! Looks delicious.
Sweet as Sugar Cookies
October 19, 2014 @ 2:55 am
Peanut butter cookies are always welcome in my house.
October 19, 2014 @ 9:13 am
YES! I have been craving peanut butter cookies too. Would love to whip these up.
October 19, 2014 @ 3:10 pm
I love making cookies for my little ones especially if they help.
Kristen @ Dinner For Two Blog
October 19, 2014 @ 4:44 pm
I love those cookies!
October 19, 2014 @ 7:34 pm
would love to win!
October 19, 2014 @ 7:52 pm
Oh my goodness I would love to make these cookies
October 19, 2014 @ 11:02 pm
These cookies look amazingly delicious! I would love to make them right now!
October 20, 2014 @ 12:56 am
Even though chocolate chip is my favorite cookie, these peanut butter ones look delicious!
October 20, 2014 @ 2:14 am
Baking these cookies seems right up my alley.
Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming
October 20, 2014 @ 8:37 am
these look scrumptious 🙂 i’d love to win!!
October 20, 2014 @ 11:25 am
These sound so good! I’d love to make them!
October 20, 2014 @ 12:45 pm
I love peanut butter cookies!
October 20, 2014 @ 1:36 pm
I would love the chance to win, those cookies look delicious!!
October 20, 2014 @ 2:20 pm
I REALLY want to win!!
These cookies look irresistible and that Seven… Those hands, that little face… TO DIE FOR!
October 20, 2014 @ 2:31 pm
PS…. NO surprise Jif knows who you are. Silly girl! xo
October 20, 2014 @ 7:04 pm
I would love to win, these peanut butter cookies look totally irresistible. I bet my kids would love to open up their lunch boxes to find one of these nestled inside!
October 20, 2014 @ 7:11 pm
I would definitely make these cookies!
October 21, 2014 @ 12:07 am
I love baking cookies! These are going on my “must make ASAP” list!
October 21, 2014 @ 2:31 am
These are my mother’s favorite cookies. I should make them for her!
October 21, 2014 @ 1:27 pm
These cookies look perfect! I haven’t made a good peanut butter cookie in way too long!!
October 21, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
These cookies look delicious, I bake often but nothing ever looks as delicious as these!
October 21, 2014 @ 9:58 pm
I’d bake these immediately if I had shortening.
October 21, 2014 @ 10:49 pm
I love peanut butter cookies! I want to win this prize and bake some. I’d add some chocolate chips, too.
October 22, 2014 @ 12:31 pm
Yummy, I would love to win. Love peanut butter!
October 23, 2014 @ 12:43 am
I’d love to bake up a batch of these!
October 23, 2014 @ 11:40 am
Peanut butter cookies-comfort food-definitely would bake and do often.
October 23, 2014 @ 1:18 pm
We love baking cookies, it is one of favorite things to bake
October 23, 2014 @ 1:22 pm
Would LOVE to spend a cold afternoon in my kitchen baking a batch of cookies!! Would have to dress them up a bit maybe with some chocolate, coconut or whatever the tastebuds led me to discover! Yum ( :
October 23, 2014 @ 11:14 pm
My oldest son had a similar run-in with the flour canister when he was young–such great memories!
I love peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling. Yum. Thanks!
October 24, 2014 @ 12:24 am
I love traditional chewy peanut butter cookies. I’d love to win this prize pack. Thanks!