Quick Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups Master Cookie Mix (below)
In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor’s Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Master Cookie Mix
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 cups shortening
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, salt and baking soda. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
Master Cookie Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes (also found in Recipe Finder): Peanut Butter Cookies, Cinnamon Raisin Cookies and Banana Cookies. Yield: about 10 cups.
Recipe found here: Quick Peanut Butter Cookies