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GrandMa's Peanut Butter Big Cookies Copycat Recipe
GrandMa's Peanut Butter Big Cookies
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Cookies
Calories: 170
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (1 reviews)
 
When these cookies are cool, be sure to seal them up real tight in something like Tupperware or a Ziploc bag. That's the way to keep them moist and chewy like the original GrandMa's Big Cookies. In fact, he real product claims to be the only national cookie brand that guarantees the freshness of the product or double your money back. That confident gurantee comes from the current manufacturer, Frito-Lay, which purchased the GrandMa's Cookies brand from General Mills back in 1980.

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

Update 1/13/17: For an improved recipe, replace the 1/2 cup shortening with 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter. Also, reduce the baking soda to 1 1/2 teaspoons. 2 teaspoons is too much. Also, raising the oven temperature a little—to 300 degrees F—will help with browning and still keep the cookies chewy. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup Peter Pan peanut butter
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flourá
2 teaspoons baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

2. Beat shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt together in large bowl until smooth.

3. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking soda. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture while beating

4. Roll 3 tablespoon-size portions of the dough into a ball in your hands and press to 1/2-inch flat on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, or the cookies will not be chewy and you may negatively impact the deliciousness potential of the finished product.

Makes 14 to 16 cookies.





        
Tracey  
Submitted on: 04/14/08
This is the best recipe for Peanut Butter cookies EVER! I love PB cookies and am always on the lookout for a better recipe. I have always been disappointed with a recipe other than this. My husband makes them best and has been baking them for about 10 years now. You will not be disppointed.