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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies


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.


  • 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


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.