Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
2 eggs (beaten)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and peanut butter together. Add in the eggs. In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, mixing well. Form golf ball size balls with dough using hands. Press floured fork crosswise into each dough ball to flatten. Bake cookies at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Bake longer for crisper cookies.

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