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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Author: SallyK / Date: 2019-03-22 @ 07:30 am / Print Me! /

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a large batch of cookies for a party or family gathering. For smaller gatherings, freeze half the cookie dough for another time. The cookies are crunchy and not too sweet.

Make about 4 dozen medium-sized cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Place the brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable shortening and peanut butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Cream the ingredients on medium until smooth and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and beat another minute.
  3. Remove bowl from mixer. In a separate bowl whisk together the flours, salt and baking soda. Fold the dry ingredients into the cream mixture until they come together in a dough ball and are well-combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Roll dollops of dough, a heaping tablespoon each, into balls. Place on the parchment lined sheet and flatten slightly. Use a fork to make cross-hatch patterns on the cookies. (Flattened cookies should be at least 1/2 inch apart.)
  6. Bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack and repeat until all dough has been used, or freeze remaining dough in an airtight container.