These peanut butter cookies are soft and chewy, deliciously addictive and best served with a dollop of raspberry jam! They keep really well and are a hit with kids and adults alike.
WHAT IS VEGETABLE SHORTENING?
Vegetable shortening is a white, solid fat which is made from vegetable oils. It is commonly sold in small tubs or in large wrapped blocks. In Australia, a popular brand is Copha. In the United Kingdom, it is called vegetable fat and popular brands include Trex and Flora White.
The cookies are best eaten on the same day they are baked, but they keep well in an airtight container or on a cake stand with a glass cover.
This recipe is adapted from Neiman Marcus Cooks.
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