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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

These apple 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
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in apple.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • Learn more about baking cookies with our ultimate guide.

  • Editor's Note
    Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 108 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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