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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Classic Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

An all-time favorite, these cookies are perfect after school with a glass of cold milk. Our guarantee: These golden-blonde cookies are slightly soft and mildly chewy (rather than crunchy), with satisfying peanut butter taste.

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Prep
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Total
Yield
about 2 dozen cookies
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  2. Beat together the shortening, sugars, egg, vanilla, and peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the peanut-butter mixture, beating gently until everything is well combined. It may take awhile for this rather dry dough to come together; and when it does, it'll be quite stiff. Only if necessary, drizzle in enough water to make the dough cohesive.
  4. Drop the cookie dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets (a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here), leaving 2" between them.
  5. Use a fork to flatten each cookie to about 1/2" thick, making a cross-hatch design.
  6. Bake the cookies for 12 to 16 minutes, until they're barely beginning to brown around the edges; the tops won't have browned. Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack.
  7. Yield: about 2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie (28g)
  • Servings Per Batch about 24
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 120
  • Calories from Fat 60
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 140mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.