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Peanut Butter Cookies

Cause peanut butter is delicious.  Makes about 30 cookies.


1 cup shortening (could also use butter)

1 cup peanut butter (I use chunky)

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar packed

2 eggs

2 ½ cups flour

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp baking soda


I’ve added honey, cinnamon, vanilla to this mix, either all, or just one.  It’s great without, but if you make a double batch think about mixing in something extra halfway through baking.

Preheat the oven to 350.  Just mix together the ingredients in order listed (mix the salt, baking powder/soda into the flour to get a better mix).  The end cookie dough will be crumbly.

Grab a scoop of the dough and form into a ball about the size of a golf ball.  Then use a fork and press down in two directions.  Cook in oven until the edges and ridges on the tops start to golden about 10-13 minutes.

They’re “fragile” cookies so either let them sit on the trays before moving them, or just be careful when transferring them…or do whatever, you’ll still have delicious crumbs.






Fridge & Freezer: You can refrigerate/freeze the dough. When I do this I pre roll the dough into balls.  I’ve only had the self control to let them sit in the freezer for a week, but I would imagine you could leave the dough in for a lot longer.  Definitely let the dough thaw for a little, and might have to add about 20% to the cook time if they are still cold when you put them in the oven.


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Oatmeal Cookies

Mix ingredients in the order listed.  Bake 12-13 minutes, at 350.  Take them out while still a bit underdone…they’re good chewy, not crispy.


3/4 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 cups rolled oats

*The Kids Cookbook “Yum! I Eat It.”

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