Cookie Jar Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep time: 0:15 Overall time: 0:27
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2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup solid shortening, at room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 lg. eggs
1 cup creamy peanut butter
Heat oven to 350°F. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. Cream the butter, shortening, and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then mix in the peanut butter. Add the flour mixture by the cupful and beat at low speed to mix well.
Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets (I line the sheets with parchment paper) about 2 inches apart. Press each cookie twice in each direction with a lightly floured fork to make a crosshatch design. Bake 10-12 minutes.
*** Do not overbake--they will still be a bit pale, but if you overbake, they won't be chewy on the inside.
My favorite peanut butter cookies! Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside -- just the way I like them. From Sheila Lukins USA Cookbook, a great book!
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