Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • 1 2/3 s all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 shortening
  • 1/3 peanut butter
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 light or dark corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat together shortening and peanut butter; add sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Blend in corn syrup; add egg and vanilla and beat until light.
Blend in sifted dry ingredients, mixing well. Shape dough into small balls; place on greased baking sheets and flatten with tines of a fork. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes.

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