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small batch peanut butter cookies

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a recipe by
Karen Caudle
Lebanon, MO

I down-sized the recipe I got from my Mom over 50 years ago to make fewer cookies for just the two of us.

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serves 1 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients For small batch peanut butter cookies

  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 lg
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour

How To Make small batch peanut butter cookies

  • 1
    In a medium-size bowl cream together the sugars, peanut butter and shortening. In a small cup dissolve the baking soda in the water, add the vanilla and egg, slightly beat together and stir into the creamed mixture. Add the flour and mix well.
  • 2
    Roll dough into 2 1/2 balls or drop from cookie scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork or meat mallet which has been dipped in flour. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.

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