Peanut Butter Cookies
Way back in the 80’s I owned a bakery with my aunt. These are the Peanut Butter Cookies we used to sell then. They are soft and chewy with a good peanut butter flavor.
I am usually not one to use margarine anymore but in these cookies I find it works best. We always used Imperial margarine so I’m not sure if it would make a difference or not if you used another brand. I think the margarine is what helps besides the use of both brown and white sugar that gives these cookies their great texture.
- ¼ cup shortening
- ¼ cup Imperial margarine
- ½ peanut butter
- ½ cup sugar - I use Imperial or Dixie Crystals
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup white sugar for pressing the cookies with a fork
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease or spray 2 cookie sheets.
- Cream together the shortening and margarine. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the peanut butter and beat well.
- Add the egg and beat well.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Combine well.
- Use a medium scoop and roll the cookie dough into a ball.
- Dip a fork into sugar and make a criss cross pattern on the top of the cookies.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Maybe you’d like to try?