Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies are amazing.  I first had these years ago when I worked for Icon Health and Fitness.  We would have “treat days” every so often and these cookies were the star of the show that day.  I had to have the recipe and have made them many times since.  These are unique because of the “secret” ingredient that make them stay soft.

1 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 cups flour
secret ingredient (1/2 cup crushed pineapple undrained)


Cream together the peanut butter, shortening, and sugars.  Add eggs, vanilla and pineapple mix until fluffy.  Add salt, baking soda and flour slowely.  Once combined place a ball of dough on ungreased cookie sheet and squash with a fork to make design.  Bake at 325 degrees for 8- 10 minutes. Just until they start to brown.  *If you over cook they will harden.

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