Peanut Butter Spritz

Here’s a glamorized peanut butter cookie for your holiday cookie tray.    Who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate?  If you don’t have a cookie press, don’t throw this recipe away – make plain peanut butter cookies just like Grandma’s.  This is probably the recipe she used, from the red 1963 Betty Crocker Cooky Book.   My brother-in-law, Don, says these are really, really good peanut butter cookies.
I purchased my cookie press, complete with the box and the original book, for $2 from the local church thrift shop.  They had a boxful of cookie presses to choose from.        
                           Peanut Butter Spritz
     ¼       Cup  Shortening -- (1 ½  ounces)
     ¼       Cup  Butter – softened (2 ounces)
     ½       Cup  Peanut Butter (5 ounces)
     ½       Cup  Sugar -- (3 ½  ounces)
     ½       Cup  Brown Sugar -- packed (4 ounces)
  1           Large  Egg
  1 ¼       Cups  Flour, All-purpose -- (6 ounces)
     ½       Teaspoon  Baking Powder
     ¾       Teaspoon  Baking Soda
     ½       Teaspoon  Salt
·         Mix shortening, butter, peanut butter, sugars and egg thoroughly.  Blend all dry ingredients; stir into shortening mixture.  Chill dough 1 hour. (I didn’t think it needed to be chilled before pressing)
·         Heat oven to 375°.  Using cookie press with a star plate; make 2 1/2" fingers.  Bake 8-10 minutes.
·         Cool.  If desired, dip one end in melted chocolate (1 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening), then into 3/4 cup salted chopped peanuts.
** You can simply roll this dough into 1¼“ balls (I use a #60 scoop).  Place 3" apart on lightly greased baking sheet.  Flatten with a fork dipped in flour.  Bake 10-12 minutes.
Yield:  "6 Dozen" Spritz or 3 dozen plain peanut butter cookies.
2019 cost $ 1.53 per recipe (not including chocolate)


  1. Peanut butter is my all time favorite cookie.

  2. Peanut butter cookies are always a hit for us around the holidays. The kids in the family just love them. We are going to make these for our party this year. Thanks for sharing. Have a fantastic day.
    World of Animals


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