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Recipe File: Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my Christmas traditions is to bake cookies for friends and colleagues.  I don’t prescribe to the notion of baking the traditional Christmas cookie.  I bake my favorite tried and true recipes that never fail to shower me with many compliments.  These recipes are that good.  I will share four cookie recipes and today is Peanut Butter.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c butter flavored shortening
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 c + 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Beat the sugars and shortening together.  Add the peanut butter and beaten egg to the mixture and blend.  Sift all of the dried ingredients and add the oats.  While the mixer is running, slowly add all the dried ingredients until completely blended.  Using a small ice cream scoop, drop the scooped mixture into your hand and roll into a ball.  Place on the cookie sheet and flatten each cookie ball with a fork.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes and switch sheets halfway through for even baking.  Watch them closely so the cookies don’t burn.

I have been baking these cookies for years and the recipe came from a fundraiser, you-must-participate cookbook from the 1970’s.  The only change I made was to use butter flavored shortening and it brought these cookies up in flavor to make them outstanding.  I hope you try them!

Happy baking!



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2 thoughts on “Recipe File: Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. elizabeth on said:

    yum yum!

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