Fun Food Facts:
Peanut Butter Cookies are made from peanut butter. Peanut butter is made from peanuts! Peanuts are also known as earthnuts, ground nuts, goobers, goober peas, pindas, jack nuts, pinders, manila nuts, g-nuts, and monkey nuts; the last of these is often used to mean the entire pod.
This page will help make all your celebrations a fun experience; by learning the recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies!
Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup oats
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Cream together shortening and sugars (butter may be used as the shortening but cookies will spread more and brown more quickly).
Add eggs and beat well. Mix in peanut butter. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda and add to the creamed sugar mixture. Mix well.
Stir in oats. Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheets. Flatten with a glass or the tines of a fork.
Bake for 12 minutes at 350°F (slightly underbaked is better than overbaked - so watch carefully or cookies will be dry).
Health Benefits of Peanut Butter:
"Peanut butter may protect against a high risk of cardiovascular disease due to high levels of monounsaturated fats and resveratrol; butter prepared with the skin of the peanuts has a greater level of resveratrol and other health-aiding agents. Peanut butter (and peanuts) provide protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, arginine, and high levels of the antioxidant p-coumaric acid."
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