|Old Fashioned Comfort Food, Criss Cross Peanut Butter Cookies.|
Ingredients for Criss Cross Peanut Butter Cookies, small batch:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare the cookie sheets with sil-pat mats or parchment paper and set aside.
1/4 C. soft butter
1/4 C. shortening
1/2 C. peanut butter
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar packed
1 lg. egg
Combine the above ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fully combined.
1 1/4 C. flour
3/4 t. soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
Mix the dry ingredients together well and add to the batter. Mix on lowest speed until a stiff dough is formed. Scrape the sides of the bowl well. Using a teaspoon scoop out well rounded portions and form into walnut sized balls with your palms. Place 2" apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
Place 1/4 C. sugar in a small dish or tea cup. Dip the tines of a table fork into the sugar and push into each cookie dipping in the sugar each time before pressing again. Repeat on all of the cookies a second time forming the criss cross pattern. Bale 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven when set and let sit in the pan about 5 minutes before removing to cool. Yield 2 dozen cookies.