How to make red, white, and blue cookies
A perfect cookie for the fourth of July. A yummy peanut butter cookie with red, white and blue m & m’s. What a hit with the young one’s and the big kids too. You might want to do a double batch as they disappear very quickly.
The taste of peanut butter and chocolate is wonderful, it makes a good cookie for most any occasion. Just use whatever color suits your holiday or party. A little imagination and your all set. Some people keep the M & M’s out of the dough and place them on top of the cookie, for more noticeable color.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, gather mixer, large mixing bowl, ingredients: butter flavored Crisco, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, creamy peanut butter, all purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Also a baking sheet and cooking spray.
In a large mixing place the 1 cup butter flavored Crisco, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup peanut butter. Mix with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt, mix together. Then slowly add flour mixture into the creamed mixture with the mixer on low speed until well blended. Stir in the 2 cups M & M’s. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat baking sheet lightly with cooking spray. Drop dough by teaspoon full onto the baking sheet 2″ apart. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to cooling rack. Makes 5 dozen cookies.