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Peanut Butter-Cocoa Cookies


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Cream shortening and peanut butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating well.
  2. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture, beating well.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies with a fork to 1/4-inch thickness in a crisscross pattern.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Yields about 4 dozen.

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