Vanilla Peanut Butter Cookies
|Sifted flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Peanut butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), packed|
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside: Cream together shortening, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed.
Add egg and vanilla, beating well.
Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture, blending well.
Shape mixture into 1" balls.
Arrange 6 balls in ring, equally spaced, on 10" round of cardboard covered with waxed paper.
Flatten each with a fork, making a crisscross pattern.
Place cardboard in microwave oven on an inverted saucer.
Microwave at high setting 1 minute 15 seconds, or until dry on surface, rotating cardboard one-quarter turn after 40 seconds.
Slide waxed paper from cardboard to wooden board or heat-proof surface.