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Chicago Public School Peanut Butter Cookies


Makes 9 dozen cookies


1 1/4 pound (5 sticks) butter, softened

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 3/4 cups brown sugar, packed

1 pound peanut butter

3 eggs

5 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add both sugars and mix until no granules remain, about 5 minutes.

Add peanut butter and mix until combined.

Add eggs; continue to beat on high speed for 1 minute.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir until well-blended.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonsful onto greased baking sheets. Flatten dough with palm of hand to form 3-inch circles that are 1/4 inch thick.

Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.

Nutrition facts per cookie: 105 calories, 7 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 17 mg cholesterol, 10 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 25 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

Posted by GayleL at Recipe Goldmine 10:15:17pm 2/24/03.

Source: - Geraldine Faucher, Chicago, Illinois


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