Sunday, April 26, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

oI first made these cookies when I was a kid in 4-H, so nearly 20 years ago! (Yikes, that makes me feel so old!) And let me tell you, these cookies have never let me down! They are also my husbands all-time favorite cookies. So yummy, so soft, so perfect, you really need to give these a try! I've made these with both creamy and crunch peanut butter and they work well with both kinds, but my husband prefers the crunch peanut butter. He likes the extra crunch they give the cookies. Either way, you really can't go wrong.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening (I use butter)
3/4 to 1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Mix sugars, shortening, 2 eggs, and peanut butter thoroughly.
2. Sift dry ingredients together and add, then mix. Add vanilla, then mix.
3. Shape into balls the size of a large walnut (I use my pampered chef medium scoop) and press out with a fork. Dip the fork into dry sugar to prevent sticking. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 - 10 minutes at 375 F until very lightly browned. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

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