St. Patrick's Day Peanut Butter Cookies
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Peanut Butter flavored cookie with a soft center and crispy edges with a pinch of green food coloring to add holiday color.
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 72 cookies
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 6-7 drops green food coloring
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  1. In a bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix together; set a side.
  2. In a large bowl add sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening and butter. Beat until well combined. Add vanilla, and maple syrup and beat in 1 egg at a time until combined. Add 6- 7 drops of green food coloring and beat until mixed in well. Gradually beat in beat in flour mixture until combined.
  3. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  5. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set side. (Note you do not need to use parchment paper, but I like to when I bake)
  6. Shape dough into 1¼-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on cookie sheet (9 cookies per baking sheet). Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar. Be sure to refrigerate the dough in between baking batches of cookies.
  7. Bake in oven for 8 minutes for soft center, lightly golden on the bottom or 9 minutes for a crispy cookie that is lightly golden on top. Let the cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then place on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 82 Fat: 4.7 Carbohydrates: 9.7 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 68 Fiber: .03 Protein: 1.5 Cholesterol: 9.4
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