Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening , butter, and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture, blending well. Chill thoroughly.

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Gently flatten with a fork dipped in flour, making a crisscross pattern on each. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 3 dozen.





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