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Peanut Butter Yo Yo’s Recipe

November 29th, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/4cupshortening, room temp
  2. 1/4cupbutter or margarine, softened
  3. 1/2cuppeanut butter
  4. 1/2cupsugar
  5. 1/2cupbrown sugar, packed
  6. 1egg
  7. 1 1/4cupsflour(see note below)
  8. 3/4teaspoonbaking soda
  9. 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
  10. 1/4teaspoonsalt
  11. 1/2cupjelly or jam, for filling(see description for suggestions)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a bowl, add the shortening, butter or margarine, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg, and mix thoroughly.
  2. Blend in well all the remaining ingredients, except the jam.
  3. Cover and chill at least 6 hours, or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 375; lightly grease baking sheets.
  5. Shape the dough into 3/4″ balls and place about 2″ apart on a the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until set but not hard.
  7. Remove from oven, let sit for about a minute, then remove to a rack to cool.
  8. When cool, put the cookies together in pairs with the jelly to make sandwich cookies.
  9. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
  10. NOTE: If using self-rising flour, omit the baking soda, baking powder& salt.
  11. Make about 64 cookies, or 32 sandwich cookies.

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