Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies
I had my Grandma's handwritten cookbook scanned to give to my cousins. I made this recipe yesterday for my Dad. It is perfect for a small household. It made 18 2" cookies.
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1/2 c shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp soda dissolved in 1 T warm water
1-1/4 c flour
Beat the first four ingredients until creamy, beat the egg, add the soda and water, vanilla. Add that to the creamed ingredients, add the flour. Shape into balls (I used a scoop), roll in sugar, flatten with fork. Bake at 375 on parchment paper (I used silicon baking sheets) for 8-10 minutes (for soft cookies). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, transfer to cooling rack covered with paper towels.