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       Title: Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 42 servings
  
     1/2 c  Granulated sugar
     1/2 c  Brown sugar, packed
     1/2 c  Peanut butter
     1/4 c  Shortening
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine;
            -softened
       1    Egg
   1 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Peanuts; finely chopped
            Jelly or jam
  
   Recipe by: Gold Medal, The Best of Holiday Baking
        Mix the sugars, peanut butter, shortening, margarine and egg in a
   large bowl.  Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cover
   and refrigerate for about 3 hours, or until firm. Preheat oven to 375
   degrees.  Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the peanuts.
   Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; press thumb in the
   center of each cookie.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set but not
   hard.  Spoon a small amount of jelly into the thumbprint. Cool for 2
   minutes; remove from the cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks.
   
   Variation. Peanut Butter Cookies:  Omit the peanuts and jelly. Shape the
   dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.  Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased
   cookie sheets.  Flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with a fork dipped
   in flour. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until light brown. Cool for 2
   minutes; remove from the cookie sheets.  Cool on wire racks. Makes 3 dozen.
  
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