Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes about 6 dozen.

1 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter

1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 eggs beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

2½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. With a mixer, beat peanut butter and butter together until smooth. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.

3. Sift together remaining ingredients and, about a half-cup at a time, beat into the peanut butter mixture.

4. Scoop out a rounded teaspoon full of dough and roll it into a ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Press a fork into each cookie to create a crisscross pattern.

5. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on rack.