Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies:
The kids were lucky enough to get a snow day this week, AND they get a half day Thursday and are out Friday for Teacher In Service. It seems that I started a tradition on the last 2 breaks from school, and they wanted to help me make another batch of cookies while they were home. This time, we made Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies and they each had to have a turn “helping” mom stir and make the criss cross pattern into the cookies. As you can see in the picture above, they did a pretty good job. The challenge is in getting a picture before they’ve eaten them all!
- ½ Cup Sugar + small amt extra in small bowl for making the fork impression
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar (Packed)
- ½ Cup Peanut Butter
- ¼ Cup Shortening
- ½ Stick Butter (I used Salted), softened
- 1 Egg
- 1¼ Cups Self Rising Flour (If you use All Purpose, add ¾ tsp Baking Soda, ½ tsp Baking Powder, and ¼ tsp salt)
- Preheat oven to 375
- Mix all ingredients EXCEPT the flour together until well blended, Slowly fold in the flour until it's all mixed well.
- I use a small melon scoop to scoop out the dough in uniform sizes, then roll it into balls.
- Once they're on the cookie sheet (line with Parchment if you have it), dip a fork into a small bowl of sugar, and make the criss cross pattern on top of the cookies to flatten them out.
- Bake about 9 minutes until done and let them cool a couple minutes until you can put them on a wire rack to finish cooling.
These are a few products I find helpful in my own kitchen, when preparing this Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies recipe:
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