Monday, December 6, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Just Desserts: Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut buter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix sugar, molasses, peanut butter, shortening, butter & egg in a large bowl.  Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt.

Cover & refrigerate until firm.

Preheat oven to 375F.

Roll dough into 1 1/4" balls.  Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet -- about 3 inches apart.  Flatten in criss-cross pattern with a fork.

Bake 9-10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Allow to cool before removing from the cookie sheet.

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