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Peanut Butter Cookies

These are one of my favorites.

1 cup butter

1 cup peanut butter (use crunchy for a little extra something)

1 cup sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

  •  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix together butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir into egg mixture.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Roll into one inch balls and put on baking sheet.
  • Flatten each ball with a fork to make that neat criss cross pattern.
  • Bake for about ten minutes or until they start to brown.
  • Try to control yourself until they are cool enough to not burn your tongue.
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Another Cookie Recipe

The kids love the cinnamon on these easy cookies.

Snickerdoodles

1 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsps cream of tartar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbls sugar

2 tsps cinnamon

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cream together shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar.
  • Mix in eggs.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.  Stir into egg mixture.
  • Put dough in refrigerator for an hour.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  • Roll dough into one inch balls.
  • Roll balls in cinnamon sugar.
  • Place on a cookie sheet.
  • Cook for 8 – 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Cool on wire racks.

I think I got this recipe from allrecipes.com.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

These are a huge favorite on Christmas.

1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon almond extract

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup dried cranberries

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg and almond extract.
  • Combine the flour and baking soda.  Add to sugar mixture.
  • Mix in white chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • Drop one inch mounds onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Cool on cookie sheet for one minute.
  • Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

You should double this recipe because the above only makes around 24 cookies.

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Big Guy’s Favorite Cookies

These are the Big Guy’s favorite cookies.  I may have posted this last year but I am too lazy to go back and check.

Tea Cakes

1 cup butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (I use walnuts)

extra powdered sugar for rolling

  • Mix butter, powdered sugar and vanilla
  • Stir in flour and salt
  • Stir in nuts
  • Chill dough for one hour
  • Roll into 1 inch balls
  • Bake 10 -12 minutes in a 400 F oven
  • While warm roll in powdered sugar
  • Cool completely
  • Roll on powdered sugar again.

Makes about four dozen

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