This is a very rich peanut butter cookie that I invented years ago. At the time I was interested in building up a whole mental catalog of great recipes to use in a pinch. In order to help me remember recipes, I created easy ratios of ingredients. Hence, this recipe with all of the ingredients in ones or twos!
- Serves: 3 persons
- 1cup butter flavored shortening
- 1cup peanut butter
- 1cup white sugar
- 1cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2teaspoons baking soda
- 2cups all-purpose flour
- ½teaspoon salt
- 1cup chopped salted peanuts
Step 1Cream the shortening, peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla together. Blend for 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Step 2Sift the baking soda, flour and salt together. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix to combine. Stir in the chopped nuts. Cover and chill dough for 2 hours.
Step 3Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 4Pinch off 1 inch balls of the dough and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Press tops with floured fork tines. Bake at 350 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden but the center is still soft. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the sheet then remove to a rack to continue cooling.