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Peanut Butter Cookies

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes plus cooling
Makes: about 4 dozen

2-1/2 cups Schnucks all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Schnucks baking soda
1-1/2 cups Schnucks dark brown sugar
1/2 cup Schnucks granulated sugar
1 cup Schnucks unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
1-1/2 cups Schnucks creamy peanut butter or Full Circle® creamy sunflower butter
2 Schnucks large eggs
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat sugars and butter 1 minute. Add peanut butter and beat until incorporated, scraping bowl occasionally with rubber spatula. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 30 seconds; scrape bowl. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.

2. Roll dough into 1-1/2-inch balls and place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. With fork, press dough balls flat, pressing horizontally, then vertically to make a cross-hatch on top of cookie.

3. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes per batch or until lightly browned around edges. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. With spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Each cookie: about 180 calories, 8 g total fat
(4 g saturated), 20 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium,
19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 4 g protein