Thursday, August 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

These days a lot of people are worried about peanut allergies, so the lowly peanut butter cookie has had to take a back seat. For those who can eat them, peanut butter cookies are a fantastic snack.


  • 1/4 Cup shortening

  • 1/4 Cup butter or margarine

  • 1/2 Cup sugar

  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar (packed down)

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter

  • 1/4 Tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour

  • 1 Tsp. Baking soda

  • 1/4 Tsp. salt

In a large bowl, use a mixer to combine shortening and butter together until fluffy. Gradually add sugar and brown sugar until blended, then add egg.

Next add peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Finally, add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until well incorporated.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet, flatten said balls with fork, then bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. For added appeal, a peanut can be placed in the center of each cookie just before baking. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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