I Love Wednesdays!
In surfing the cuisine pages, I ran across this unusual Peanut Butter Cookies from the Baltimore Sun....with a surprise ingredient....orange juice. Who knew?
Makes 2 dozen to 3 dozen cookies
2 cups sifted regular flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
Measure flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a sifter. In a large bowl, cream shortening and peanut butter with brown and granulated sugars until fluffy; beat in egg. Sift in flour mixture, adding alternately with the orange juice and blending well to make stiff dough.
Chill until firm enough to handle. Roll dough, a teaspoon at a time, into balls; place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls crisscross fashion with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.
Per serving (based on 24 cookies, 1 cookie in serving): 142 calories; 3 grams protein; 7 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 17 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram fiber; 9 milligrams cholesterol; 103 milligrams sodium
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