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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, by , is from Ivan's This and That , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.



1 . cup . Butter (2 sticks) . softened . 227g
1 . cup . Peanut Butter . 255g
1 . c.up . Sugar . 200g
1 . cup . Brown Sugar . packed . 220g
2 . Eggs . large
2 . cup . Flour . all-purpose . 250g
1 . tsp . Baking soda
6 . oz. (1 . cup) . Chocolate or Butterscotch chips . (optional)
. tsp . Vanilla Extract . pure

- Combine and cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add the eggs one at a time. then vanilla.
- Add flour and baking soda mixture, mix thoroughly. Lastly add chocolate or butterscotch chips.

- Drop by the 1 inch balls onto a cookie sheet, leaving 2" inch space between cookies.
- Flatten slightly (don't flatten) with the tines of a fork, forming a criss-cross pattern.

- Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 10 - (12) minutes or just until set (depends upon size of cookies).

- Remove to wire rack to cool. Store in refrigerator for best taste.




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