Saturday, January 28, 2012

Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

 Someone mentioned last night that she was hungry for peanut butter cookies. These are for you Betsy!☺ This made me think I'm hungry for them too! I needed cookies for the lunches on Monday anyway so I thought that gave me a legitimate excuse to make them. The recipe comes from my sister-in-law Laura and uses vegetable shortening instead of butter. I like to use the oraganic, non-hydrogenated kind. They turned out delicious (especially with a cold glass of milk) and made me fear they might not last till Monday! The boys wanted to eat them all, but I put them away for safe keeping.☺

¾ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup vegetable shortening
1½ cups brown sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoons vanilla
1 egg
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1¾ cups AP flour

Combine the first 5 ingredients and beat until well blended. Add the egg and beat until just blended. Combine flour, salt, and soda and add to the creamed mixture. Mix just until blended. Drop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until the tops begin to brown. Enjoy!


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  1. Oh my word! You are TOO sweet! Thanks very much. ha...I could eat all five of them in the photo! lol. That recipe is a little different than mine...I'll have to try it! YUM!

  2. ha, I thought you would probably enjoy them :)

  3. Oh yeah...they look SO good! Hope you have a few that make it for school lunches! ha.

  4. I should not just blame the boys, I could make a pretty big dent in them too but between these and the creamy chive rolls I'm pretty sure I've had enough flour to last for a while :( but I sure enjoyed it :)

  5. Oh, so the rolls were a hit, too? Oh my. ha.

  6. Man, they look awesome and I don't blame them for wanting to EAT them! You just need to make more! LOL. Sounds like an easy recipe too. I love my peanut butter.

  7. Yumm peanut butter cookies are my favorite. It's been way too long since I made them since DH doesn't like them. (What's wrong with him?). Must make this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Whenever hubby has a sweet-tooth attack, I think I'll send him your way. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  9. The cookies and rolls look delicious!! Thanks so much for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you will be back next Saturday to share more of your terrific recipes! -The Sisters