Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Peanut Butter Easter cookies..

This is another old recipe from my mom's Betty Crocker cookbook. It's a good basic peanut butter cookie. My mom always let me dip the fork in water then into sugar to make the criss cross marks on the cookies. That was the fun part. Wait, actually the fun part was dipping them in milk and eating them!

For these, I added some Easter M and M's on top....and put a bunch in the freezer so they will be ready for the holiday. Which is just 2 weeks away!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Betty Crocker cookbook

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream the sugars, shortening, and butter. Add the peanut butter, mix well. Beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients,mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours.  Roll into small balls and make a criss cross with a fork dipped in sugar. I added a few m and m's on top.  Bake on greased cookie sheets at 375 for about 10 minutes. Let cool on sheet a bit before removing to rack.

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