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Paydirt Peanut Butter Cookies
Submitted by:  Adam Barr


  Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 10-12 Minutes/Batch

" Combining scratch and boxed cookie mix, I've come up with this cookie recipe that has people paying me greenbacks to make these cookies"
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water
1 (17.5 ounce) package peanut butter cookie mix

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).


Combine peanut butter (including peanut butter from box mix), shortening, oil and water in a large mixing bowl, blend until smooth. Adding one at a time, blend in sugar, brown sugar , eggs and vanilla, mixing well.


Combine dry mixture a little at a time into wet mixture and mix well. It may become necessary to finish mixing dough by hand.


Roll dough into 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls and place a baking sheet leave 2 to 2 1/2 inches between cookies. Cross-hatch dough balls using a fork to flatten to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) about 7 to 10 minutes, until edges start to turn light brown. Remove from oven let stand for 5 minutes and transfer cookies to wire rack.

Makes 3 dozen