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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

Lately I've been in a cookie baking kick. I've found so many new cookie recipes in the last few weeks that I can't wait to try! This week I'm sharing a classic recipe for peanut butter cookies. I'll also be featuring this recipe in my Sweet Thursday Cookie Round-Up on September 24. (If you'd to bake some cookies and have them featured in the round just send me an email.)

Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
additional sugar

Directions: Heat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 3 inches apart. Dip dough ball into sugar, top only, and then flatten with fork in criss cross patterns.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.


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