What a fun weekend because my sister-in-law and I got together for our annual Christmas Cookie baking marathon! Ok….marathon might be a little exaggerated, but we made four different cookies in one day with a few pint-sized interruptions along the way. Still had a great time! We can’t wait for our kids to get a little bigger so they can help us too….for now, this was Mommy time.
This year we tried new recipes instead of our tradtional ones. This was my favorite tasting cookie because of the combination of flavors – peanut butter, oats and cranberries. What is not to like? This recipe was so easy too.
Merry Berry Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 C shortening
1/2 C margarine
1 C peanut butter
1 C packed light brown sugar
3/4 C sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1 C old-fashioned oats
1 C dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cream the shortening and margarine together with an electric mixer. Add the sugars, peanut butter and eggs until combined. Sift the baking soda, salt and flour together then gradually add the flour mixture, oats and cranberries.
Drop 1 inch balls of dough onto a cookie sheet and press a criss-cross pattern using a floured fork to flatten.
Bake for 9-10 minutes until a light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and transfer to a cooling rack.
These cookies are so yummy and chewy and bursting with flavors. Really, they would be great any time of the year.
Special thanks to my sister-in-law for a fun day!