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A recipe collection wouldn't be complete without most children's favorite cookie -
Peanut Butter Cookies. This is a very easy-to-make and delicious cookie.
I believe this cookie recipe was originally a Betty Crocker cookbook
recipe from the 1950s.
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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe:
Yields: 3 dozen cookies
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 12 min
1/2 cup shortening (half butter or margarine), room temperature
1/2 cups granulated
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky), room temperature*
1 1/4 cups all-purpose
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
* Do not use old-fashioned style
peanut butter or freshly-ground peanuts.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or use the Silicone Baking Mats to prevent the cookies from sticking.
I personally recommend that you use the
Silicone Baking Mats as nothing sticks to them.
In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and peanut
butter until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and baking salt.
Using your hands, roll dough by teaspoonfuls into approximately 1-inch small balls; place balls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten into a crisscross
pattern with a fork that has been dipped in water.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. NOTE: Do not over bake as the bottoms of the cookies will burn easily. Remove from
oven and cool on wire cooling racks.
Yields 3 dozen cookies.