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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is June 12

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A perfect excuse to bake a batch of cookies, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is slated this year for June 12. Savor the classic cross-hatch cookie with this recipe from Jif Peanut Butter.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

· 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

· 1/2 stick butter

· 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar

· 3 tablespoons milk

· 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

· 1 large egg

· 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

· 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

· 3/4 teaspoon salt

· Heat oven to 375°F. Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.

· Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls two inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with tines of fork.

· Bake one baking sheet at a time for 7 to 8 minutes, or until cookies are set and just beginning to brown. Cool two minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling racks to cool completely.