Arkansas Travelers

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped dates or pecans (optional)

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in vanilla. Add pecans butter, and mix well.

Sift together flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture. Add dates or pecans, if desired.

Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls; place 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Gently flatten with a fork dipped in water. Bank at 375° for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 5 dozen.





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