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Peanut Brittle Cookies

Peanut Brittle Cookies

Peanut Brittle Cookies

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Peanut Brittle Cookies
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Peanut butter cookies with bits of crushed peanut brittle.


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening

  • 1/2 cup chunky-style peanut butter

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 cup crushed peanut brittle


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cream together brown sugar, granulated sugar and shortening. Add 1/2 cup chunky-style peanut butter. Mix in 2 eggs, one at a time. Mix and sift 2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Add 1 tablespoon baking powder. Add all of the dry ingredients to the cream mixture. Add 1 cup crushed peanut brittle. Roll into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. If desired, flatten balls with fork (not pictured), or simply flatten slightly with your hand. Bake 15 minutes.


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I have made this recipe several times and it is a huge hit with both children and adults. I have been asked to bring it to an annual cookie exchange for the past three years. The cookies are crispy and hold up for several days. Being a butter-cook and not one who typically uses shortening, I was skeptical at first; however, I think the cookies are worth a try.
- A Baker
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