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Back-To-School Cookies


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
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  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats


In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the cereal, nuts, coconut and oats. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork, forming a crisscross pattern. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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August 22, 20070 found this helpful

I hate to be so negative, but I have two comments on these cookies one is the name (back to school cookies) most schools have a peanut butter restriction because of all the allergic reactions, and with all the concerns over trans fats would it not be better to use butter or vegetable oil instead of the shortening.

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August 23, 20070 found this helpful

This recipe was copied from the August/September issue of Taste of Home magazine.

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