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The Essential Peanut Butter Cookie

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Serves 4 1/2 Dozen | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 10 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion

A crunchy-tender cookie

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups flour


Preheat the oven to 350 F

Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets

In a medium-sized bowl, cream together the shortening, both of the sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and peanut butter.

Add the flour

Stir to combine

Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets

Press down each cookie with a fork to make a criss-cross design.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until they are lightly browned

Remove the cookies from the oven

Transfer to a wire rack to cool

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