Peanut butter cookies made sweeter and chewier with the addition of sweetened condensed milk.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, shortening and egg until well blended. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the peanut butter mixture to form a dough. Finally, stir in the chopped peanuts. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls using the tines of a fork.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.