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Monday, May 30, 2016

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

These spiced peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They're crisp on the outside and soft inside. —Marjorie Benson, New Castle, Pennsylvania

15 Servings
Prep: 20 min.
Bake: 10 min./batch

•1/2 cup shortening [114 g]
•1/2 cup chunky peanut butter [113 g]
•1/2 cup sugar [100 g]
•1/2 cup packed brown sugar  [110 g]
•1 egg
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour [210 g]
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/2 cup grated peeled apple [30 g]

•In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until

•light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the dry

•ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in


•Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking

•sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

•Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2


Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 216 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium,

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