Homemade Slice and Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

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2 c Vegetable shortening
4 ts Baking soda
2 ts Vanilla extract
2 c Granulated sugar
5 c Unbleached flour
2 c Peanut butter -- creamy or
2 c Brown sugar; packed
4 Eggs

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Cut four 14" x 12" pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine with the granulated and brown sugars and the peanut butter. Beat in vanilla extract and eggs until light and fluffy. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into egg and butter mixtu Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into an 8" - 10" roll. Wrap rolls in waxed paper. Place the rolls in a rectangular freezer container with a tight fitting lid, or into a large freezer zip-lock bag, or wrap well in a piece of heavy duty To prepare cookies: Slightly thaw one roll of peanut butter cookie dough. Preheat oven to 350?. Cut the dough into 1" thick slices; cut each slice into quarters and roll each quarter into a ball. Arrange balls on ungreased cookie sheets, placing abou Makes 4 rolls of cookie dough, or enough for about 12 dozen cookies. Posted to EAT-L Digest - 19 Jun 96 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 17:41:37 -0600 From: Ilene Warfield Recipe By : _Make-A-Mix_ by Eliason, Harward & Westover

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