This year, Santa's favorite cookies were just plain old peanut butter cookies.
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape into 3/4" balls and place on greased baking sheets. Dip a fork in flour to make criss-cross design on top of cookie. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
These cookies are delicious because they are not extra sweet- and the texture is perfect. Not too hard and not too soft.
I have some real treats headed your way soon. My mom is here visiting and brought some family recipes, namely Aunt Ruthie's Black-Bottom Cupcakes. You won't believe them, they are rich, but, somehow you find a way to eat several (they're miniatures)! Inside is cream cheese, cocoa, chocolate bits ...and the eggs.