Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Well hello there, sweetie!

My name is Kaylin and I’m stopping by from Keep it Simple, Sweetie to share one of my absolute favorite cookie recipes with you today – Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies. If you love peanut butter (and who doesn’t?!) then these little bites of heaven are right up your alley.

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Now, I know we don’t know each other all that well yet, but I have a confession….

I am actually one of those people who doesn’t love peanut butter. I know, I know, its shocking. Especially since I live in peanut butter loving house. My husband has taken a peanut butter sandwich (that’s right, no jelly…cause that would make it gross) for lunch ever since I’ve known him, and that’s a long time folks.

Well, if I don’t love peanut butter, then why the heck am I sharing a peanut butter cookie recipe you ask?! Cause I love these cookies. That’s why.

I know it seems strange, but these cookies defy logic as they are just as popular among my non-peanut butter fan friends as they are with my peanut butter loving friends. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try them….you wont be sorry!

Here’s what you’re gonna need:

1 egg

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

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1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/4 cup flour

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Here’s what you’re gonna do:

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the shortening, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar and egg until smooth.

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Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet until combined.

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Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place a few inches apart on a greased cookie tray.

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Spray a fork with cooking spray and flatten each cookie with a criss cross pattern.

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Bake 10-15 minutes until set, but not hard. They will firm up as they cool.

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For more super simple (super yummy) recipes be sure to visit me at Keep it Simple, Sweetie.

xoxo, KP


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