Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Great-Aunt Ruby's Peanut Butter Cookies

This cookie recipe was brought to you in part by the 59 million + US citizens who voted for George Bush, and by Senator John Kerry, whom I thank for being gracious in defeat.

1 cup shortening (1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. lard)
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter

Blend the above ingredients together.

2 eggs, slightly beaten - gradually add to peanut butter mixture

Sift together:
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

and gradually add to above.

Mix well. Form balls, maybe a little smaller than a golf ball.

Place on lightly-greased cookie sheet. Squash flat with fork.

Bake at 375 - 400 for about 10 minutes.

These continue cooking for a bit after you take them out of the oven, so don't wait until they look too brown.

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