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Peanut-Shaped Cookies Recipe

Peanut-Shaped Cookies Recipe

To shape these cookies, just flatten each dough log with a fork, the pinch in the center before baking.—Kristen Proulx, Canton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:33 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Shape into logs. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Pinch center to form peanut shape. Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 182 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.