Peanut Butter Cookies

These delightful cookies are a blast from my past -- they were the most popular variety to spend time in the cookie jar. Granted, it wasn't much time!
  • 1 c. butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. peanut butter -- I like the chunky variety
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Thoroughly cream the shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the peanut butter. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Press with the back of a floured fork to make criss-crosses on the cookies.

Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and allow to rest for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Yields: 5 dozen cookies
  • Preparation Time: about 1 hour
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