Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Cream together peanut butter, shortening and sugar.

Mix in egg and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients. Do not over-mix.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls.

Place on cookie sheet and flatten with fork tines dipped in water.

Leave tine marks on surface of cookies.

Bake in pre-heated 375 degrees oven 8 to 10 minutes.

Cool slightly before removing from pan.

Cool on rack.

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