Thursday, November 27, 2014

Special Peanut Butter Cookies

Special Peanut Butter Cookies
(4½ dozen)


1 cup Shortening
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 large Fresh Eggs
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 (10 oz.) package Reese’s Mini Pieces


In a large mixing bowl cream together the shortening, peanut butter and both sugars using an electric mixer (stand or hand mixer).    In another bowl combine the flour and soda and set aside.  To the shortening mixture, add the eggs one at a time.  To this mixture start adding the flour mixture until all is incorporated.  The dough may be bally, so combine with hands after adding the Reese’s to the mixture.  Scope the cookie dough into balls using a number 50 scoop.  Make them slightly rounded and using your hands press together into balls.  Place on a cookie sheet evenly spaced to hold a dozen cookies.  Using a dinner fork, press each ball down once from north to south and then again east to west.  The Reese’s will keep you from making them too thin.  Place cookies in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes depending on your oven.  Watch closely as they will burn if overdone.  I use a stone baking sheet to help with this problem.
Note:               If that is too much peanut butter for you.  Try using chocolate chips (12 oz. bag) for a great chocolate and peanut butter taste.

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