Peanut Butter Cookies

The recipe I used was directly from a Betty Crocker cookbook – the same recipe my mother used many years ago.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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