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For a special treat, sandwich two of these all-time favorites together with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Roll the edge in chopped candy bar or nuts.

Ingredients

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup stick margarine or butter, softened
1 egg
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, margarine and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about two hours or until firm. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. Place about three inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar. Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool five minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack. Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

Donna Whiting
East Moline




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