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Cookie Jar Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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 large eggs
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease the sheets.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  3. Cream the butter, shortening, and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. 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.
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press each cookie twice in each direction with a lightly floured fork to make a crosshatch design.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Do not over-bake. They will still be a bit pale, but if you over-bake, they won't be chewy on the inside.
  7. Using a spatula, transfer to a rack to cool.

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Source: Posted by Cookin' Dad 20 July 2000 8:12 am.