Peanut Butter Cookies

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


1/4 c butter
1/2 c Crisco shortening
3/4 c peanut butter
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
2 c flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt


Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars and eggs. Blend in flour, soda, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet. With fork (shake fork into a bit of flour to avoid the fork from sticking to the cookie dough) flatten in criss-cross pattern. Bake 10-12 minutes on top shelf in oven.

Makes about 3 dozen


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