Slice and Bake Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Packed brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chunky peanut butter1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Shortening1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Chopped salted peanuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 361 Calories from Fat 165

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.9%

Saturated Fat 3.6 g18.1%

Trans Fat 0.6 g

Cholesterol 35.2 mg

Sodium 244.6 mg10.2%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.3%

Sugars 20.5 g

Protein 9 g18.8%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 0.05%

Calcium 3.9% Iron 10.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In large bowl mix brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, eggs, baking soda, salt and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Stir in flour and peanuts.
Divide dough into three equal parts.
Shape each part into roll 6 inches long.
(Shaping is made easier by using wax paper.) Wrap each roll in plastic wrap, then in foil or plastic bag.
Label and freeze no longer than 3 months.
To serve, unwrap roll and cut into 1/4-in slices.
Place six to eight slices in large ring on wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Place one or two in center.
Microwave at 50% (Medium) 1 to 4 minutes, or just until dry on surface, rotating 1/4 turn after 1 minute, then every 30 seconds.
Cool cookies on wax paper on counter.
Repeat, as desired.