These are our favorite peanut butter cookies. I used to make them once a month and send them with my beloved husband when he went to train in the field. I prefer to use crunchy peanut butter. Beloved and the children also prefer to have them made with mini chocolate chips.
3/4 c Shortening
3/4 c peanut butter
2 c brown sugar (or 1/2c agave syrup)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 c flour
Cream together shortening and peanut butter. Add eggs, sugar, and salt. Sift baking soda and flour into the creamed mixture. Mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful on greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a fork for traditional pb cookie look, or slightly flatten with the palm of your hand for more fluffy round cookies. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. They will look slightly undercooked, but burn quickly, so keep an eye on them. Cool 2 min on cookie sheets and completely on a rack. Store in air tight container.
Yield: 3 dozen delicious cookies
*try these crumbled on chocolate ice cream or in a triffle with chocolate pudding and whipped cream... yummmmmmmmy*
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