Sunday, November 18, 2007

Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. stick margarine or butter, softened
1 large egg
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
granulated sugar

1. Mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, margarine and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate about two hours or until firm.

2. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about three inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in criss-cross pattern with fork dipped in granulated sugar.

4. Bake 9-10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes: I completely forgot to refrigerate for one hour and there is no difference whatsoever in the way the cookies turned out. Go figure. Also, for me, nine minutes is perfect, any longer and it's too long.

Source: Betty Crocker

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