Joan's Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a recipe from a lady at our church who made the best cookies. Enjoy!

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter, chunky
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and then peanut butter; mix well. In small bowl, mix together flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix well.

Roll into walnut sized balls and dip in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Make crisscross indention with fork. Bake for 10 minutes until golden around edges. Makes 4 dozen.
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  1. Yummy. Once in a while I like to bake cookies too. Thanks for the recipe!

    Have a great day Deborah!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Jacqueline! We made a bunch of these at Christmas but now they're gone and I'm thinking it's time to make more. LOL - Enjoy!