Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Photo by Patrina S.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

15

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

15

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2

    cup butter-flavored shortening

  • 1/2

    cup chunky peanut butter

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1/2

    cup chopped peanuts - optional

Directions

-In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. -In a separate bowl, cream together sugars and shortening; beat in peanut butter, then the egg, then the vanilla. -Slowly beat dry mixture into wet mixture; fold in peanuts, if desired. -Roll dough into walnut-sized balls, place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart, and press tops down slightly with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. -Bake in a 275 degree oven for 12-16 minutes; do not to overcook. -Allow to cool on pan for 1 minute, then cool completely on a rack before storing in an airtight container.

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