- 1 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking or regular oats, uncooked
Cream a shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and peanut butter; beat well.
Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in oats. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Gently flatten with a fork dipped in flour, making a crisscross pattern on each. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 6 dozen.