Peanut Butter Cookies

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 Gold Medal all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, margarine and egg in large bowl.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until

Heat oven to 375 F.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on
ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into

Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from
cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

*Spreads with at least 65% vegetable oil can be substituted.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies


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