I needed a quick dessert recipe for a dish to take to a bonfire last weekend.
I found this recipe for Apple Peanut Butter Cookies in a magazine I brought home from our most recent Taste of Home Cooking School.
The recipe was pretty simple, and the cookies were soft and chewy.
Apple Peanut Butter Cookies
½ cup shortening
½ cup chunky peanut butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup grated apple
In large bown, cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in apple.
Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees or until golden brown. Cool for five minutes before removing to wire racks. Makes about 30 cookies.
They're not too peanut-buttery, and the cinnamon and apple is just enough to make them taste like they were meant for autumn.
Photo is from Taste of Home.