Friday, April 06, 2012

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup solid shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter, plain
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

  • In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, and shortening. Add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  • Combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add to peanut butter mixture until completely combined.
  • Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet(s). Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Flatten balls in a criss-cross pattern with a fork dipped in flour. A flour-dipped cookie press or the flat bottom of a small glass may also be used.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

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