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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

These apple peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They're crisp on the outside and soft inside. —Marjorie Benson, New Castle, Pennsylvania
Apple Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
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  • 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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