Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

 Repost with new pictures
These cookies are so delicious and such a refreshing change if you are in a cookie rut. These cookies are delicious and chewy and you can always add a few chocolate chips, carab chips, or even a Hershey kiss on top of each cookie (if you can tolerate them) 2 minutes before you finish the cooking time. My son loves to use my potato masher to smash a design on the cookies when we don't do chocolate chips. Kids always love to help! (he looks so small 2 years ago!)

Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe by Julie Griggs- (the home economics teacher I student taught for)

1 1/3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c shortening
1/3 c peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 egg
extra sugar for rolling
chocolate chips, carob chips or Hershey kisses (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl sift flour, soda and salt- set aside. In a large bowl or mixer, cream shortening and peanut butter on medium speed. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add flour until well combined. Make tablespoon size balls, roll each into granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes, put chocolate on top and then bake an additional 1-2 minutes. If you aren't adding chocolate, bake for 8-10 minutes or until they start to brown. 

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