Whole Wheat Orange Peanut Butter Cookies

Ellen Bales

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This delightful cookie recipe and picture come from an old magazine clipping. The touch of orange rind gives them a unique flavor.


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Serves:

Makes 3 dozen

Prep:

1 Hr 20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
unsifted whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
salt
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
chunky peanut butter
2/3 c
light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1
egg
2 tsp
grated orange rind
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed, beat together the butter and peanut butter until well blended. Add the sugars and beat until well blended. Beat in the egg, orange rind and vanilla; then add the flour mixture and beat well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten them with a lightly sugared fork, making a crisscross pattern
3
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. If desired, score with a skewer after 5 minutes of baking. Cool on a wire rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy