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Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup shortening (crisco)
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Makes:3-4 dozen

Mix shortening. margarine, peanut butter, sugars and eggs thoroughly. Mix rest of ingredients and stir in. Chill dough (about 1/2 hour). Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into balls the size of large walnuts. Place 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Dip one half of cookie ball in granulated sugar. Place sugar side up. Flatten crisscross fashion with the fork dipped in sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set but not hard.

Baking Sheet mat(Purchase at Chef's Catalog) I love these cooking mats! I use them for all my cookies. The clean up is a breeze and it saves your pans.

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