Are you in the mood for some peanut butter cookies today? I've never been a maker of peanut butter cookies because they always turned out dry and crumbly. Well, that has changed.
I have a secret recipe now. I got it from a certain Mr. Lemmon who lives down the street from me. He makes the most amazing peanut butter cookies, and the moment I tasted them, I just had to have the recipe.
So I wrestled it away from him and then I locked him in my cellar so I can claim it as my own.
Not really. I don't have a cellar.
This is all you need to make these beauties: shortening, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, peanut butter (duh!), baking soda, and flour. The chocolate kisses are optional.
Just follow the recipe (at the bottom of this post) and be careful that you don't add too much flour. Sift it as you measure it and don't add a speck more than the 3 cups.
Then do the normal peanut butter cookie thing. Roll the dough into 1-inchish balls.
Gently press down with the tines of a fork.
Rotate 90 degrees and repeat.
If you want to add a chocolate kiss, it's the cherry on top.
Naked peanut butter cookies.
Peanut butter cookies ready for a date with your mouth.
And if your peanut butter cookies come out dry, you can fix that easy. Just put them in a sealed container with a piece of bread overnight, and you'll wake up with soft cookies. It works for any type of cookie. Even the rock hard Gingersnaps you buy at the store.