Slice-and-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Slice-and-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Make these slice-and-bake cookies ahead and store in freezer for a rainy day treat.
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  • Serves: 80 persons



  1. Step 1

    Set out four 12x14-inch long pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap.
  2. Step 2

    Cream shortening, white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Beat in vanilla extract and eggs until light and fluffy.
  3. Step 3

    Mix together flour and baking soda in a separate bowl until well combined. Gradually add flour mixture into the egg mixture, stirring until blended.
  4. Step 4

    Divide dough into 4 pieces and form each piece into an 8 to 10-inch roll. Wrap rolls in prepared waxed paper or plastic wrap and place in the freezer until ready to bake.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Step 6

    Remove dough from freezer and cut into 1-inch thick slices. Cut each slice into quarters and roll each piece into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet and use a fork to flatten with a nice crisscross design.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven until lightly brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on racks.