Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/4 cups AP flour, sifted

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

Preheat oven to 375.

Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter, and sugars; beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls and press to create discs; place on greased/parchment papered baking sheets. With a fork, create the traditional grid pattern on top. (Other ideas for the pattern: use the pointy end of a meat tenderizer or a cross-hatched potato masher.)

Bake at 375 for 9 to 11 minutes.

Yield: about 30 cookies.

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