The recipe I used was directly from a Betty Crocker cookbook – the same recipe my mother used many years ago.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, softened
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Mix into a large bowl with a wooden spoon the following: granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, margarine or butter (softened) and egg.
Stir into the mixture: all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Shape the dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Put the balls about 3 inches onto a cookie sheet. Flatten balls gently in cross cross pattern with a fork dipped in sugar.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool cookies 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove with spatula to a wire rack. Then cool.
Recipe from: Betty Crocker’s Best of Baking cookbook, 1997.