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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

When it comes to baking I like to make homemade cookies. Many of my made from scratch cookies start out with a basic recipe and then I add a little of this and a little of that. 

Baking cookies apron by Sgolis
 A few years ago my brother gave me the recipe for my mother's peanut butter cookie recipe and it was a good recipe but I did change it by adding the chocolate covered peanut butter morsels.  Oh, my gosh these cookies are delicious and are now my families favorite peanut butter cookie.

Use the back side of the fork to make an indent in peanut butter cookies

This cookie tastes good any time of the year. Peanut butter and chocolate are delicious comfort foods. I hope that you enjoy the recipe

For this recipe you will need the following:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup shortening Crisco vegetable shortening or 1 cup of softened salt-free butter
  • 1 cup Smuckers Natural creamy or chunky peanut butter
    2 eggs
    A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups Hodgson Mill Organic unbleached organic all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup of Nestle Toll House Delightfulls Milk chocolate morsels with peanut butter filling

  1. With a mixer cream the sugar, with shortening or the butter then add the peanut butter, vanilla followed by the eggs.
  2. Continue to beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth.
  3. Add flour salt and baking soda and mix all ingredients well.
  4. Mix in the chocolate peanut butter morsels with a spoon
  5. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Drop the cookie dough by teaspoonful onto the parchment paper; space cookies two inches apart.
  7. Use the back side of the fork to press down on the center of the cookies and to make the traditional indentation in the cookie tops.
  8. Bake the peanut butter cookies at 375 for 10 minutes. Know the cookies are done by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cookie and pull out. If no batter is on the toothpick then cookies are done.
  9. Let the cookies cool 10 minutes before serving.
Here is a gluten-free recipe for peanut butter cookies.  Enjoy!

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