PEGGI'S GIAGANTIC, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH, CRISPY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
|Serves:||16 large cookies|
|1 c||butter flavored crisco shortening|
|1 c||firmly packed brown sugar|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract (just pour it in)|
|1 c||peanut butter (i put an extra hunk in)|
|2 c||all-purpose flour|
|2 tsp||baking soda|
I got the original recipe out of a 1974 Southern Living Cookies Cookbook. I have been making them since then. I do a few things different to make it mine. These cookies are crispy & melt in your mouth. I also never make a single batch. I make at least a double batch every time.They go quick
I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with rotating bowl & turn it on when I first start & keep it running until I finish mixing them. I don't know if that has anything to do with how good they are or not. I also only use JIF peanut butter. I've tried other brands & was not please at all with the taste. The others were edible but who wants just edible?
I use a big spring loaded scoop to scoop the batter with, thus making them big. I make these every year when my hunters come up hunting, so they have something to take to the deer stands with them. They love them & ask for them every time.Sometimes I dust just a hint of sugar on them before baking.
I have to tell a story with this one.
Our neighbor to the north came by one day during hunting season when I made a batch of these & was drinking beer with the other guys. He was feelin' no pain, to say the least. These cookies are about 6" in diameter & a man's shirt pocket is about 4" across. This man was talking to my husband & looking at him & kept trying to poke one of these cookies in his shirt pocket as he was talking. He never looked down, just kept on talking & trying to poke that cookie in that small pocket. He never missed a lick, but never got the cookie in his pocket.The other guys were dying laughing by now & he had no idea why. Just picture it.
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We are so glad to have been able to try these wonderful cookies... delightfully sweet and perfectly peanut buttery!