Recipe of the Month: Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

This delicious recipe for apple peanut butter cookies, courtesy of Taste of Home, is great for fall gatherings. They’re crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside…what more can you ask for!


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flower
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup grated peeled apple


  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy – beat in egg and vanilla
  2. Combine the dry ingredients – gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well – stir in apple
  3. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  4. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks

And they are ready to be served! What is your favourite fall dessert? Comment below!