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Peanut Puffs

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Ingredients
  Soft shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Peanut butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sifted confectioners sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salted peanuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), finely chopped
  Sifted confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Start heating oven to 375°F.
2. Cream shortening with peanut butter and salt until light and fluffy, gradually adding confectioners' sugar. Blend in vanilla, then flour. Stir in peanuts; mix well.
3. Shape dough into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
5. Roll immediately in confectioners' sugar. If desired, reroll cookies, when cool, in more confectioners' sugar. Makes 4 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Peanut

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