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One of my children’s favorite, holiday story books had a scratch ‘n sniff sticker right over a plate of Grandma’s peanut butter cookies! Everyone took a turn scratching that sticker, eager for a whiff of warm peanut butter cookies to fill the air! Our Grandma’s peanut crunch cookies looked just like the ones in the storybook and so became a holiday tradition!! This recipe makes more than enough for you to enjoy the warm aroma and peanut butter flavor of these cookies in your own home and to share the love in your heart by gifting some to your family and friends!
1 Cup Smart Balance Original Buttery Spread
1 Cup granulated sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
3 Cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 Cup chopped salted peanuts (Omit for a softer cookie)
1 Tbsp cold water
1 tsp. vanilla
Note: Smart Balance Rich Roast Chunky Peanut Butter can be substituted for Smart Balance Rich Roast Creamy Peanut Butter. If so, omit 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts.
Cream shortening and sugars til fluffy.
Add eggs and beat until light and creamy.
Blend in Smart Balance Rich Roast Creamy Peanut Butter until light and creamy. Blend in peanut butter thoroughly.
Sift flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt together. Add gradually to first mixture.
Fold in chopped nuts, vanilla and water.
Shape small portions of dough in hands to form small ball and place on greased cookie sheet. For quick and easy clean up, place on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper.
Press each cookie at right angles with a fork dipped in cold water, to make a mini checkerboard.
Bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees, about 15 minutes. Store separately in a tightly covered cookie tin.
Makes 5 dozen servings.
[Smart Balance addition] – Smart Balance estimates the following nutritional content for this user-created recipe:
Calories 80 kcal
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Poly Fat 1 g
Mono Fat 1 g
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 94 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g