Kraft's old-fashioned peanut butter cookies and Land O'Lakes' old-fashioned molasses cookies are good old-fashioned cookie recipes. The former recipe makes cookies with a creamy peanut butter flavor, while the latter makes gingerbread-like cookies.
To make Kraft's recipe, mix 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of Calumet baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until well blended. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, and 1 cup each of granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Blend in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and gradually add in the flour mixture. Place tablespoons of the dough 2 inches apart on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray, and flatten them with forks. Bake the cookies in an oven heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for eight to 10 minutes.
For the molasses cookies, combine 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of shortening, 3/4 cup of molasses and an egg in a bowl. Beat one medium speed until creamy, reduce to low speed, and add in 3 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of cloves. Cover it, and refrigerate it until firm. Shape the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, roll them in sugar, and place them 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten them, and bake them for eight to 11 minutes in an oven heated to 375 F.