PEANUT BUTTER-CHOCOLATE COOKIES

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40 min Prep
50 min Total
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36 Servings

These peanut butter cookies are special for the holidays or anytime. Their secret is the chocolate candy that melts into the top.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup shortening
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 egg
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 dozen milk chocolate stars or candy-coated chocolate-covered peanuts
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Stir together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, shortening and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate star firmly in each cookie; cool on wire rack.
Tips
  • Have just crunchy peanut butter on hand? Go ahead and use it for a peanuttier, slightly bumpier cookie.
  • In a hurry? Use one pouch of Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix instead. Immediately after baking cookies, be sure to top them with chocolate candies.