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Old 12-10-2007, 08:20 AM   #11
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These cookies will literally melt in your mouth.
Enjoy! Debbie
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MELT IN YOUR MOUTH PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES



1 cup(s) SHORTENING
1 cup(s) PEANUT BUTTER
1 cup(s) SUGAR
1 cup(s) POWDERED SUGAR
2 EGGS
1 teaspoon(s) VANILLA
2 cup(s) FLOUR; Sifted.
3 teaspoon(s) BAKING SODA
1 teaspoon(s) SALT
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Cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars together.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Add sifted flour, soda and salt; add gradually to the creamed mixture.
Beat well.
Drop from a teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten with a floured fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
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And 1 Cold Glass of Milk!!!!
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:52 AM   #12
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Can I use butter instead of the shortening?
I haven't tried these cookies yet, so I'm just using past experience here and maybe the OP has other thoughts.

What makes these cookies "melt in your mouth" is mainly the shortening.

That is due to the fact that shortening is 100 fat while butter contains quite a bit of water.

But shortening contains no real flavor, while butter always adds flavor.

I think I will try this straight up as posted and then down the road maybe replace 1/3 to 1/2 of the shortening with butter and some of the sugars with brown, maybe 1/3 each and see what happens.

However, often simpler is better, so I won't be surprised if the original tastes best.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:01 PM   #13
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And 1 Cold Glass of Milk!!!!
and make mine fat free milk CAUSE THE COOKIE'S GONNA CLOG MY 'things'....
sounds delish ol blue, my favorite cookie is peanut butter.
DIL's too. <go figurethat must mean she's sorta like me, "0 no Mr. bill"
is shortening like Crisco then? don't know if I have any of that. Yep, I do. Just bought a little round of Crisco and had forgotten about it. So here I go, hope they're spectacular.
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Those sound great and much like my mom's old recip. Long ago, my mother-in-law found a really great recipe that was so unbelievably easy and also delicious. It's just
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg.
Mix and bake as usual . Try it. You'll be astonished. Crunchy natural peanut butter is really terrific in it.
This sounds good too but how does it bake only using peanut butter sugar and an egg? There's no flour? Hum, hate to waste the peanut butter if I don't know for sure it'd work, I'm a sceptic, plus, what does it mean bake as usual, I've never made it before so there is no usual time and temp please
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:45 PM   #14
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Lefselover--it sure does work. The peanut butter actually acts like the flour. Anyway, they are delicious. So mix them up and then drop by spoonfuls onto the greased cookie sheet and bake 12 - 15 minutes at 350 or until golden on the edges.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:49 PM   #15
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It is amazing, but true. The flourless peanut butter cookies are really delicious.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:14 AM   #16
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okay, you've convinced me. I have all the ingreds and think this morning I'll get out very soon, hit the markets for a few last minute things to do for cooking baking and set the kitchen ablaze. It's time for the making of holiday cookies, why am I putting this off until now? I have no idea, not in the mood...
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:59 AM   #17
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I'm trying a couple of these today. I have three jars of peanut butter left to bake with. Need to try that no flour one first out of curiosity and then the TNT one listed first. Can't wait!!
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:18 PM   #18
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I was at a cookie exchange last week and one woman had wheat allergies to contend with in her family and she was very happy to be able to get some of those flourless peanut butter cookies.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:46 PM   #19
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I'm in the cookie baking mood today...got about 6" of snow and its still snowing...
I think I will...although no shortening right now...so I think I might try the flourless pb cookies... it sounds good.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:43 PM   #20
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I made the OP's cookies yesterday. They were just as described, they "melt" in your mouth. They are light, crispy, exceptional flavor. These cookies would not "dunk" well, particularly in coffee. As soon as they hit your mouth, they are dissolving into peanut buttery heaven.

Milk on the side is a must.

Thanks to the OP for this great recipe
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