Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Courtesy of Mary Helms
Start-to-finish: 1 hour, 20 minutes
(20 minutes active)
Makes 5 dozen cookies
14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 to 11/4 cups creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups biscuit baking mix
In a large bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add biscuit mix and mix well. Chill for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350 F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets Flatten with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
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