Lunitari Night of the Eye Peanut Butter Cookies

1+1/2 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1+1/2 cup baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg
1+1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tblspn orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 cup peanut butter
8 tsp crushed annato seeds or achiote paste.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Great two baking sheets.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Seperately, combine sugar, peanut butter, and vegetable shortening.
  5. Beat in egg.
  6. Add orange juice, vanilla extract and orange zest.
  7. Gradually blend the flour/powder ingredients.
  8. Pinch off inch-sized pieces of dough and roll into balls.
  9. Place balls 2 inches apart on the greased baking sheets.
  10. Powder a fork with flour, and flatten each ball with the back of a fork. For best results, make a crisscross pattern. Remember to re-powder the fork after each flattening.
  11. 11) Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. 12) Transfer to wire racks to cool.


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One Comment

  1. I had some questions on this recipe. I had hoped to make it for Halloween.

    The recipe calls for 1+1/2 cups of baking powder. Should that be teaspoons? Because that seems like a ton of baking powder to me (granted, I’m pretty new to baking).

    The recipe calls for 8 tsp crushed annato seeds or achiote paste, but nowhere in the actual recipe does it say what to do with it.

    I realize this post is 10 years old so probably nobody will see this, but I thought I’d take a shot in the dark. Thanks!

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