Michigan "Primary Criss-Cross" Peanut Butter Cookies
3 dozen cookies
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1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. each baking powder, baking soda, salt
1/2 cup butter or Butter-flavored Crisco
1/2 cup each brown sugar, white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
Heat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In bowl of electric mixer beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter, vanilla and egg; beat well. Add flour mixture and beat until combined. Stir in peanuts.
Use a 1 Tbsp. scoop to portion cookies on lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Use a sugar-dipped fork to flatten in classic peanut butter criss-cross pattern.
Bake 13 to 15 min. or until golden brown.
Batter can be doubled (add 1 egg at a time).