I love peanut butter cookies. I make them gigantic in size.
•2 & 1/2 cups flour, sift or stir before measuring
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•2 teaspoon baking powder
•1 cup shortening (or margarine)
•1 cup peanut butter
•1 cup granulated sugar
•1 cup light brown sugar, packed
•1 teaspoon vanilla
PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter, and sugars; beat in vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls; roll ball in sugar and place on sprayed baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork; dip fork in sugar periodically to keep it from sticking to the peanut butter cookie dough.
Bake peanut butter cookies at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes. I bake huge cookies so I get less, about 2 1/2 dozen. More for smaller cookies.