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It's my favorite cookie, and I don't like when bakeries try to spruce them up with crunchy peanut butter or roasted peanut halves. There's just something special about a classic peanut butter cookie that lets its natural peanut butteriness shine underneath that traditional crisscross design.
Here's my personal favorite recipe.
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies375˚ for 7-10 minutes
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup shortening
¼ cup butter, softened
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter, and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Shape dough into 1 ¼-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar. Firmly press for nice design.
Bake 7-8 minutes for a softer cookie or 9-10 minutes for a crispier cookie.
Cool 5 minutes. Then remove from cookie sheet to cool on a wire rack.
Makes 2 ½ dozen.
(Source Betty Crocker)
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