Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is my favorite peanut butter cookie, and it's always a regular on my holiday cookie trays. You can use any flavor jam or jelly you like for the filling. In addition, you could also fill them with melted chocolate, or vanilla cream filling, or even layers of both. However, my all-time favorite filling is surprisingly, orange marmalade. It seems to go perfect with the cookie, and the flavors blend so well that it's difficult for many to figure out what's inside. They just know they like it! From the Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library. By the way, the cookies are great by themselves, even if you don't make them into sandwich cookies. Time does not include chilling time.
- 1⁄4 cup shortening, room temp
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, softened
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour (see note below)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup jelly or 1⁄2 cup jam, for filling (see description for suggestions)
- In a bowl, add the shortening, butter or margarine, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg, and mix thoroughly.
- Blend in well all the remaining ingredients, except the jam.
- Cover and chill at least 6 hours, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375; lightly grease baking sheets.
- Shape the dough into 3/4" balls and place about 2" apart on a the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, or until set but not hard.
- Remove from oven, let sit for about a minute, then remove to a rack to cool.
- When cool, put the cookies together in pairs with the jelly to make sandwich cookies.
- Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
- NOTE: If using self-rising flour, omit the baking soda, baking powder& salt.
- Make about 64 cookies, or 32 sandwich cookies.
Love these cookies just as individual cookies! The flavor is terrific and rich, the crumb is crisp but chewy. I roll them into balls the use the tines of my fork dipped in sugar to make the criss cross familiar to peanut butter cookies. I am sure they would be great as a sandwich cookie, too.