30 June 2011

patriotic peanut butter cookies

these peanut butter cookies do not need anything other than a glass of milk to accompany them. no fireworks razzle dazzle sprinkle spectacular could make them taste more blissful. therefore this simple recipe is my official pre-fourth of july celebration post.

Patriotic Peanut Butter Cookies
originally printed on the Crisco sticks package

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 stick Crisco baking sticks (butter flavor)
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with tines of fork. Doing so will make you feel like a domestic goddess.

Bake one baking sheet at a time 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling racks to cool completely. Yields 3 dozen cookies (it's a cinch to double this recipe for a crowd).

happy independence day! wishing you a weekend of sparklers, s'mores, and sunshine. i hope to have lots of camp out photos to share when i return. don't forget, the tour de france starts saturday. set your dvr. i have some very psyched cyclists on my hands. tomorrow i'll share some of our favorite camp out links to get you in the mood.


Ana Degenaar said...

Oh my, can I have one... just one!

Hil said...

oh yes...this is my favorite pb cookie recipe!! I may just have to make some after seeing your picture this morning. They look too yummy! Happy camping!

Hannah said...

We make this recipe too. Delish. I love them with a chocolate kiss smooshed into the batter.

allison said...

This recipe looks spot on. I believe that the secret to a perfect, soft pb cookie is more brown sugar than white sugar. This recipe takes the cake/cookie.

Anonymous said...

Next time I make peanut butter cookies, this recipe will be made. Thank you for sharing. Have a happy campout adventure this weekend!

Unknown said...

My Great-Grandmother used this same recipe when I was a kid (well for the most part), BUT I recently found while going through her recipes (after she left us) a recipe called "Double Peanut Butter Cookies" use your same recipe just add peanut butter chips to them. I have made additions and I see you are a Peanut Butter and Chocolate lover too. I made the Double PBC and dipped them in chocolate and it was just so....Heavenly!

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