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March 5, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

It's official - I have a crush on Annie from Annie's Eats.  I've never made a recipe from her blog that I didn't fall in love with.  As expected, these Peanut Butter cookies were as delicious as her photo indicated.   There is just something about cookies, peanut butter most specifically, that comforts me.  And with the addition of honey - just blow my mind WOW!


Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar
1½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup vegetable shortening
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup honey
2 large eggs
Sugar, for rolling the cookies
 
Directions:
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt; whisk together and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the shortening, butter, peanut butter and honey. Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and beat just until incorporated.


Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Roll the dough into 1½-inch balls, and roll each dough ball in sugar. Place the dough balls on an ungreased baking sheet, a couple inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly puffed and golden. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough. Store in an airtight container.

Source: Annie's Eats, as adapted from What's Cooking in the Orange Kitchen, originally from Taste of Home

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