This cookie oozes warm peanut buttery goodness. A perfect vintage accompaniment to any cookie plate. The recipe, known in the book as Peanut Butter Balls, is adapted from the 1933 cookbook Balanced Recipes.
1/2cupPeanut butter, creamy
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 375F. Sift flour, salt and soda together in a large bowl. In a stand mixer, cream peanut butter and shortening; add brown sugar gradually. Add unbeaten egg, lemon juice and grated lemon rind; beat well. Stir in dry ingredients. Chill dough thoroughly.
Grease baking sheets or use a baking mat. Form dough into small balls; place on baking sheet. Press each cookie once with tines of a fork to flatten, and then press again at a 90 degree angle to form a sort of cross decoration. If the dough crumbles a little press the dough back together.
Bake in a 375F oven for about 10 minutes. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet - they will firm up nicely without being tough or crunchy.
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