Classic Peanut Butter Cookies - King Arthur Flour

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READY IN: 29mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  • Beat together the shortening, sugars, egg, vanilla, and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the peanut-butter mixture, beating gently until everything is well combined. Add enough water to make a cohesive dough.
  • Drop the cookie dough by tablepoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets (a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here), leaving 2" between them.
  • Use a fork to flatten each cookie to about 1/2" thick, making a cross-hatch design.
  • Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, until they're barely beginning to brown around the edges; the tops won't have browned. Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack.
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