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Bryar's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups sifted flour
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Cream shortening, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift dry ingredients and blend into creamed mixture. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Criss-cross with tines of a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly and remove to rack to cool. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Melinda Chipman
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