Peanut Butter Dreams


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This is a favorite Christmas cookie. Not only does it taste great but looks like a fancy cookie.

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Serving Size / Yield

6 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/2 C. packed brown sugar
  • 1 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 C. margarine
  • 1/3 C. water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 3 C. of oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 C. chocolate chips
  • 1/3 C. chopped peanuts
  • 4 tsp. vegetable shortening

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat baking soda, brown sugar, peanut butter and margarine until fluffy. Blend in water, egg and vanilla and mix together. Add the dry ingredients; mix well. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten to 1/4" thickness with the bottom of a glass dipped in white sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool. In a saucepan melt chocolate pieces and vegetable shortening. Stir until smooth. Top each cookie with 1/2 tsp. chocolate; sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Chill until set.

Yield: 6 dozen cookies

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