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Tried 'n' True Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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When I want to offer friends and family a tried-and-true cookie, this is the recipe I turn to. Use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter with delicious results.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:108 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 108 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups butter-flavored shortening
  • 4 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 210 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a several large bowls, 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 vanilla and water. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoons 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 18 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe can be halved to fit into a mixing bowl.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Tried 'n' True Peanut Butter Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p104

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"I take a bit of the batter aside and add glace ginger bits to it..it goes well with the peanut taste."

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