These cookies came from the high school I attended. We used to get them periodically for lunch. They are perfectly crunchy on the outside edges and chewy on the inside. Just the way a peanut butter cookie should be!
I wonder if they still serve these at school?…although I don’t think they’d be on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution list! But they sure were good!
- ¾ c. shortening
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 c. flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix soda, baking powder, flour and salt in a bowl and set aside.
- With an electric mixer, mix shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and white sugar until blended well. Add eggs.
- Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well. Add vanilla.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls or small to medium ice cream scoop on to cookie sheet (preferably lined with a Silpat). Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Yields approx 36 cookies using medium ice cream scoop.