Sunday, September 12, 2010
CLASSIC PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
I have been making this classic cookie for so long (and so often) that I no longer need a recipe. It has been my "go to" cookie for decades. It is sweet, crispy (but not hard) and light as air. A great cookie for the lunch box, bake sale or to send off to your college freshman.
In a stand mixer, cream together:
½ cup butter flavor Crisco (no exceptions)½ cup extra crunch peanut butter
1 teaspoon good vanilla
½ cup dark brown sugar packed
½ cup white sugar
When this has been creamed thoroughly, beat in 1 & ¼ cups white flour, ½ teaspoon salt, ¾ teaspoon baking soda. Beat well.
Roll dough into 1" balls and roll them in white table sugar. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2" apart. Flatten with fork tines in a criss cross pattern. Bake in pre-heated 375 oven for 10-12 minutes (11 minutes is perfect in my oven).
NOTE: I've made this recipe using butter instead of the butter flavored Crisco and it produces an entirely different texture. It is no longer a "light as air" cookie and it gets very flat and thin. I hope you will try it with the butter flavored Crisco.
NOTE: If you do not have parchment paper, bake them on an UNgreased cookie sheet.
Posted by Coleens Recipes