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Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: Makes 2 dozen
Bake up a few batches of these tasty peanut butter cookies for the kids. Serve them as snacks or put a few in their lunch bags when they go back to school after the summer holiday.

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy style)
1/4 cup solid shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick/2 oz/56g) butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.

2. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).

3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.

4. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Tip: For a special treat, sandwich two of these all-time favorites together with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Roll the edge in chopped candy bar or nuts.

Source: Betty Crocker
Date: April 6, 2003