Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Janet Hall, Clinton, Wisconsin
Makes 3 dozen

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork or meat mallet if desired. Bake 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Test Kitchen tips: Use a glass with a pretty pattern on the bottom to add flair to these cookies.
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