Monday, September 22, 2008

Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix thoroughly shortening, peanut butter, sugars and egg. Blend in flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill.
Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. P,lace 3 inches apart on baking sheet. With fork , flatten in criss-cross pattern to 2 inches. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not hard.

NOTES:I grew up on these cookies, they were one of my favorites. This makes a large batch, you can always half it.

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