Peanut Butter Cookies

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From Jan's Jr. High School Friend Lydia

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 egg
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt

Cream together sugars, peanut butter, and shortening. Add egg and mix well.

Slowly add dry ingredients. Roll dough into balls walnut size and flatten with fork.

Bake at 350° until golden brown.

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New recipe - untried: Peanut Butter Cookies


1 c. softened butter (2 sticks)
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
6oz. chocolate or butterscotch chips (optional)
1/2 t. vanilla

Combine butter, peanut butter, sugars, and eggs. Stir in baking soda, flour, and remaining ingredients.
Mix well and drop by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet, leaving 1-inch space between cookies.

Bake in a preheated 325° oven for 10 minutes or just until set (depends upon sized of cookie).

Remove to wire rack to cool. Store in refrigerator for best taste.

Makes about 50 cookies.

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