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    Amy's Peanut Butter Cookies

    'Amy who?', you might be wondering. Well, Amy Carter, of course! As in, former President Jimmy Carter's daughter.

    My ex bf gave me a cookbook called Politics and Pot Roasts, An Unofficial, Unauthorized and Completely Unclassified Cookbook by Sarah Hood Salomon, and this was one of the recipes in it.

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    I personally loved the soft, delicate texture of these cookies which reminded me a lot of a butter cookie. Surprisingly though, they were a little weak on the peanutty flavor. Next time I think I'll use a full cup of peanut butter and maybe add some chopped up peanuts to the mixture as well. By the way, these taste wonderful with a cold glass of milk.

    Amy Carter's Peanut Butter Cookies:

    1 stick (1/2 cup) butter softened
    1/2 cup vegetable shortening
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup light brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 cup warm water
    3 cups sifted flour

    1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening and peanut butter
    2. Beat in the sugars and salt.
    3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
    4. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the warm water; add this to the large bowl and mix well.
    5. Stir in the flour. Mix until dough is smooth.
    6. Wrap plastic wrap over bowl and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
    7. After 1 hour, preheat oven to 400 degrees F
    8. Using a small ice cream scooper or a spoon, scoop dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Gently flatten the ball using the tines of a fork; (create a criss cross pattern with the fork, if desired).
    9. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown
    10. Allow to stand for 10 minutes on the baking pan before transferring to cooling racks
    (Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

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    Mmmmm haven't had peanut butter cookies in years.

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