How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’re new to making desserts from scratch and are looking for beginner recipes, this peanut butter cookie recipe is a great place to start. Begin by combining your sugars and shortening in the mixer, add peanut butter, then continue creaming until everything is evenly mixed together. Next, pour your egg yolks into the batter and mix on a medium speed, then finally add the flour. Scoop the batter onto your tray and sprinkle each ball with sugar. Little known fact, pressing the fork design on the top of each cookie will actually help them bake evenly as well as add a nice touch to their presentation. Bake your peanut butter cookies at 350 degrees for about 10-20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. In this video, Chef Susie provides an online baking lesson for making peanut butter cookies, a dessert classic. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt.

Directions:
1. Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside. Mix the brown sugar and sugar together and add the shortening, add the peanut butter and once incorporated scrape down the bowl and add the eggs. Add the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until well incorporated and scrape down the bowl.
2. Drop or scoop onto a lined cookie sheet, flatten, sprinkle with sugar and make criss-cross indents with a fork.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown in color.

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