Monday, April 30, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
family recipe
makes 3 dozen cookies

1 1/4 Cups Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Shortening
1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
Additional Sugar For Topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt together.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, beat together shortening, butter, peanut butter, and white and brown sugars.  Mix in flour mixture. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and dip the balls into additional sugar if desired.  Flatten crisscross style with a fork or ridged end of a meat mallet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or just until edges begin to brown.

My husband eats peanut butter like it's going out of style.  Do you remember that commercial where this mom sends her college daughter a jar of peanut butter and she sits around eating it by the spoonful?  That's what my husband does. Every day. 

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