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 egg
1 teaspoon good vanilla
½ cup dark brown sugar packed
½ cup white sugar
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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).
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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.

6 comments:

Atty said...

These look yummy. My family loves peanut butter cookies so I will give these a try.
TFS
Donna

Nancy said...

I won a blue ribbon at the county fair in 4H with a peanut butter cookie recipe. These look amazing!

notyet100 said...

cookies look good

Peggy Clyde. said...

I love peanut butter cookies. However, I'll have to wait until I purchase butter flavored crisco. Thanks.

Lara said...

We love peanut butter cookies around our house, although I've never tried a Crisco recipe before. We'll have to give them a try.

Christina Lynn said...

I found your blog earlier today and have been enjoying looking at all the delicious recipes. My boyfriend was craving cookies tonight so I made these for him. We didnt have super chunk peanut butter so I used smooth but they still turned out great! Did the first batch at 11 minutes and they were just a little bit on the crunchy side so I did the second batch at 9 minutes and they were chewy and delicious with a little crunch on the edge. Yum! I cant wait to try out more of your fantastic recipes :)