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Ingredients

Wet ingredients:
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dry ingredients:
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces chocolate chips
Bowl of sugar for dredging

Instructions

Cream together peanut butter, margarine, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients, then add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Use a cookie scoop to shape cookies into balls. Dredge balls through sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Press balls slightly with a serving fork to flatten. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Anne Klingborg
Moline




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