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Peanut Butter & Jam Cookies

Author: Sue Gray

Peanut Butter & Jam Cookies Recipe Peanut Butter & Jam Cookies Recipe

Adding Jammy Bits to peanut butter cookies lends a delicious new twist to a classic treat.

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about 26 cookies

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, salt, and Jammy Bits 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 tablepoonfuls 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 26 cookies.