Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Apple Peanut Butter Cookies
Staff Writer
Apple Peanut Butter Cookies
Taste of Home
Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Tired of chocolate chip, macadamia nut, and plain old sugar cookies? Then try these apple peanut butter cookies, rich with a touch of fruitiness.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter*
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup peeled and grated apple
  • Cooking spray, for greasing

Directions

In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add them to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the apple.

Grease a baking sheet. Drop the mixture 1 rounded tablespoon at a time 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.