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Great Peanut Butter Cookies

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“I have been in search for the best peanut butter cookie for quite some time, and I do believe this one to come close to it. Try it and see what you think. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.”
READY IN:
18mins
YIELD:
35 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set regular oven at 375°F OR (preferably convection oven set at 350°F).
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  3. In a bowl, cream shortening, butter, peanut butter, and both sugars with an electric mixture until mixed; add in eggs, beat until light and fluffy.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir/mix into the creamed mixture, mix until well combined.
  5. At this point, the chocolate chips or chopped peanuts may be added (if using).
  6. Refrigerate for half an hour.
  7. Remove from fridge; roll into 1-1/2-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.
  9. Bake for about 8-9 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown (watch closely, these cookies bake quickly, don't over bake).
  10. Note: 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips OR 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts (or both) may be added if desired, but only add 1/2 cup of each OR 1/2 cup total of both combined, or cookies will not bake properly.

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