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Fancy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Fancy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

I always received compliments on my moist and chewy peanut butter cookies. But I wondered how to make them even more special, and I decided to decorate them!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:45 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
  • 3. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk, vanilla and salt until smooth. Frost cookies. Combine melted chips and milk; drizzle over frosting. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 227 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.