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Jerry's Peanut Butter Cookies

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“Chocolate frosted peanut butter cookies. Since peanut butter, and cookies, are family favorites--searched through and tried many recipes--this one is THE peanut butter cookie recipe. The origins are "The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook" with hubby's own twist--frosted ( he is mad for chocolate!)”
READY IN:
20mins
YIELD:
24 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Whisk dry ingredients in bowl and set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy using electric mixer set on medium speed. (3-6 minutes).
  3. Beat peanut butter into butter & sugars.
  4. Beat in vanilla, then eggs one at a time until combined.
  5. Mix in flour mixture (use mixer on low speed).
  6. Mix in ground peanuts.
  7. Roll about 2 tablespoons dough into a ball, and place on parchment lined baking sheet or non-stick baking pan--about 2 in apart. Make crosshatch with a fork on cookie to flatten. Bake in 350 degree oven 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 10 minutes, then place on wire rack.
  8. Melt chips in microwave, and mix in shortening. When cookies thoroughly cooled, frost.

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