peanut butter cookies

December 13, 2010 § 2 Comments

i know you’ve all been sitting on the edge of your seats, waiting for a new post.  FEAR NOT! peanut butter cookies to the rescue.  these are some of my favorite christmas cookies, from the kitchen of my mommy (who else?). Since she was kind enough to share the recipe with me by email, the comments throughout are hers.

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. margarine, soft
1/4 c. shortening ( find the crisco bars in the baking section, well worth it.   I like the butter flavor)
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix sugars, pb , margarine, shortening and egg.   Stir in flour, soda and baking powder.    Shap dough into small balls.   Roll them in white sugar.  Place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet ( I might spray with Pam)  Bake until edges lite brown.   Immediately press choc. chip on top.    Cool completely ( chip stays soft for a while)    Can make bigger balls and press a chocolate star (Braachs makes) into baked cookie.  Depends on how big you like your cookies !!!

*My notes: we opted for good old fashioned tollhouse semisweet chips instead of a giant hunk of chocolate.  A nicer balance, say we.  In addition, I will note that we accidentally discovered that these cookies can also be made with cake flour and butter.  um.

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