Apple Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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These spiced peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They're crisp on the outside and soft inside. —Marjorie Benson, New Castle, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup grated peeled apple

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 216 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in apple.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Apple Peanut Butter Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p240

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 216 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

I just made these cookies, no chunky peanut butter but I added 1/2 c.chopped pecans and 3/4 c. Shredded apple and with a lite cream cheese drizzle icing.

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

I made these cookies but altered the recipe by using a 1/4 cup grated apples and a 1/4 cup of diced apples. They came out wonderful but next time I will make a little glaze with some apple juice and confectioners sugar.

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

The flavors of peanut butter and apples are delicious and they came out soft and chewy and a big hit. They did not last long. I will be definitely making them again.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

These cookies came out terrible. Cookie-Cake consistency is what I ended up with. Flavor profile was lacking considerably. I would not recommend or make these again.

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

I will keep this in my recipe box. What I like is that I always have items on hand and can make them at a moments notice. I will make them again. Stuck to the recipe but next time I will use more apple also a light icing. I think it would give them just that little something.

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