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Double this recipe for those weekend camping trips. Your family will love sharing them with their friends.

Ingredients

1/2 cup soft shortening (1/2 Crisco, 1/2 butter)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars and egg thoroughly. Blend all dry ingredients; stir in using electric mixer. Chill if not able to form a ball. Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Place on Teflon or greased baking sheets. Flatten with fork dipped in sugar (criss-cross). Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until brown. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Jeannette Stenzel
Osco



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