Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone has a favorite cookie from childhood. When my husband tasted these peanut butter cookies made by Ruby Livingston, a cook at B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation, Urbana, IL., it brought back wonderful childhood memories. We've added it to our repertoire, and it will probably remind our children of their childhood many years from now.


Makes 35 large or 17 enormous cookies.

Cream the butter (or shortening), sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add the eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, and peanut butter, and mix well. Measure with an ice cream scoop for very large cookies, or cut the ball in half for more a more manageable cookie; flatten with a fork. Bake at 400°F. for 12-15 minutes, or until set and slightly brown. The baking time depends on the size of the cookie. If you use the lower and upper racks of the oven simultaneously, avoid burning the lower sheet of cookies by switching shelves after 6-7 minutes.

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