Monday, November 30, 2009

PEANUT BUTTER FINGERS

This recipe is from an old grocery store give-away years ago.

1 pkg active dry yeast
2 tbsp water at 105 to 115 degrees (warm)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or 3/4 cup all-purpose and 3/4 cup whole-wheat)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Cocoa Glaze: Recipe follows

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a large bowl. Mix in the granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, peanut butter, and shortening until smooth. Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Remove dough from refrigerator and shape by teaspoonfuls into 2 1/2-inch fingers on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Make the cocoa glaze and dip one end of each cookie into the cocoa glaze.

COCOA GLAZE:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cups baking cocoa
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix the powdered sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. Stir in the milk and the vanilla until smooth. Gradually add more milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until of dipping consistency, if needed.

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