Saturday, December 27, 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies are easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Cream together peanut butter, shortening and sugar.
Mix in egg and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients. Do not over-mix.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
Place on cookie sheet and flatten with fork tines dipped in water.
Leave tine marks on surface of cookies.
Bake in pre-heated 375 degrees oven 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool slightly before removing from pan.
Cool on rack.

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