Pecan Chews and Peanut Butter Cookies

27 Sep

Peanut Butter Cookies:

 Peanut butter lovers welcome! Light and airy, these chewy treats will having you coming back for seconds and thirds.

  • ½ c chunky peanut butter
  • ½ c shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1¼ c all-purpose flour
  • a dash of salt

Preheat oven to 350°. In large mixing bowl beat peanut butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in baking soda, salt, and as much flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

Using a level teaspoon, shape dough into balls. Flatten balls by making crisscross marks with times of fork dipped into granulated sugar. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown.

Pecan Chews:


  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup light-color corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat over to 350º. Line a baking sheet with foil, extending foil over the edges of the sheet; set baking sheet aside.

For crust, in a medium bowl stir together flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat crumb mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.

Meanwhile in a medium bowl, stir together eggs, pegans, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and the melted butter. Pour over the baked crust, spreading evenly. Bake for 20 minutes more or until the filling is set. Cool completely. Transfer to cutting board, cut into bars.

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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Dessert


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