Peanut Butter Crisscrosses

This recipe is from a cookbook that was written by Buck Bannister, the author of It is a collaboration of recipes from his mother, a traditional Southern cook. The recipes are straightforward and delicious. The book was sent to me by my dear friend Theresa Hall of

Here is a sample of the recipes to be found in this delightful cookbook:
Sugar Pies Presents ~ Sweet Decadence: 101 Favorite Recipes by Buck Bannister

Peanut Butter Crisscrosses
Adapted from: Sugar Pies Presents
I tweaked the recipe just a bit

Tweaked Recipe:

½ cup shortening
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup creamy Peanut Butter
2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
Zest of 1 lemon


1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Peanut Butter
2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt

Preheat oven 350 degrees:

Cream together the shortening, butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla. Stir in peanut butter. Soft together dry ingredients and mix into creamed ingredients.

Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Dip a fork in flour and press cookie with a crisscross shape.

Bake 10-12 minutes.

These cookies were delicious! Thank you!!

Enjoy with Love,


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