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    @LDSYouth: Abby’s Cookie Recipe

    Get the recipe for Abby’s delicious peanut butter cookies and see how you can be featured on the @LDSYouth page in the New Era!

    Do you like rescuing snails after it rains? Rebekah C. from Shanghai, China, does. Have you ever taken the subway to Scouts? McAllister W. from New York City, USA, does every week. Shayden S. from Switzerland does kickboxing competitions, and Mackenzie P. from Oregon, USA, competes in soil analysis competitions. You can read all about them and other awesome youth just like you in the New Era’s @LDSYouth section. (Read about Rebekah and McAllister in the June 2017 New Era and Shayden and Mackenzie in the July 2017 New Era.)

    Abby Laga

    If you checked that @LDSYouth page in the August 2017 New Era, you may have seen Abby L. from Texas. She loves baking and sharing delicious treats. Her favorite recipe is for her grandma’s peanut butter cookies. It’s too bad you can’t “download” one of Abby’s cookies right off the computer, but you can try out her recipe and make Abby’s peanut butter cookies yourself!


    • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup of softened butter (1 stick)
    • 1/2 cup of white sugar
    • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 1 ¼ cups of flour (add more if needed)
    • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
    • mini milk chocolate chips (optional)


    1. Cream together in a mixing bowl butters and sugars until smooth.
    2. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
    3. Next, add all the dry ingredients into the cream mixture.
    4. Form dough into equal sized balls and roll them in white sugar. Put onto a cookie sheet and gently press using the back of the fork to make a crisscross print.
    5. Bake at 375 degrees on the middle rack for 9 to 12 minutes. After they are out of the oven, let them sit on the cookie sheet for 1 to 2 minutes. Then transfer them onto wax paper or a cooling rack.


    If you use a dark cookie sheet pan, the cookies will get hard and brown on the bottom before the rest of the cookie will bake (I prefer to use a silver pan). Also, if you bake them too long, the cookies won’t be moist. You can tell when they are getting done when they start to get golden brown on the edges. And of course, they are the best with a cold glass of milk!  

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    1. First, let us know your name, age, and where you’re from.
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    4. Tell us about a time when you stood up for your beliefs.
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