Friday, January 22, 2010
CrissCross Peanut Butter Cookies by Jenna
I doubled this recipe and it made about 2 dozen midsized cookies. Crumbley edges and chewy middle, mmmm-mmmm-mmmm SO good!
Prep Time: 12 minutes
•1 1/4 cups flour, sift or stir before measuring
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1/2 cup shortening (butter flavored or add 1/4 stick of butter, remember to double need be)
•1/2 cup peanut butter
•1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used Stevia instead of white sugar to make it a half sugar free dessert :o) 1 c. sugar = 1 tsp stevia)
•1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I always overflow on vanilla)
Mix together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter, and sugars; beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls; place on greased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork.
Bake peanut butter cookies at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes.