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Peanut butter Criss cross cookies
Tricia
11/21/09
I am tryng to duplicate my mom's wonderful PB cookies from when I was kid. I've tried many times but mine are flat. Her recipe is the basic one with short, brown sugar, sugar, PB, flour, baking soda, eggs and vanilla. What am I doing wrong?????
ellen
11/21/09
Chill the dough, use a light colored, NOT nonstick cookie sheet and be sure your oven is thoroughly preheated.
Tricia
11/22/09
Thank you!!
ellen
11/23/09
Here are a couple more helps:

When you cream the shortening/butter and sugar, don't do it any longer than 3 minutes. If beaten too long, there is too much air in the batter and they will spread.

Then when you beat the eggs into the butter/sugar mix, you have to beat long enough to suspend the fat. If it looks coagulated instead of smooth, you haven't beaten them enough and they will tend to be flat.

Tricia
11/23/09
Thank you again. I will try your tips for Thanksgiving!!