What better way to celebrate Peanut Butter Cookie Day on June 12 than to make cookies. I love peanut butter cookies. So I have tested a lot of different recipes. Here is one of my favorites.
1 1/4 cups flour, sift or stir before measuring
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter, and sugars; beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well.
Shape into 3/4-inch balls and place on baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork dipped into sugar.
Bake cookies at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes.