With Thanksgiving right around the corner we have been baking a lot around our house. We love peanut butter cookies, so we decided to put a fall twist on them and turned them these great peanut butter pumpkin shaped cookies.
Peanut butter cookies
- 3/4 natural peanut butter
- 1/2 shortening
- 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3 TBL milk
- 1 TBL vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- about 30 pretzel twists with ends broken off for stems
Preheat oven to 375
Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, and milk in mixer bowl.
Beat at medium speed until blended
Add the egg and vanilla. Combine.
Combine flour, salt and baking soda.
Add to creamed mixture
Mix until just blended
Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet
With a sharp knife cut 6-8 slits in the sides leaving the middle intact for the stem
Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes
Remove from oven and immediately place pretzel "stems" in the middle of the cookies
Let cookies cool.