*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     Slice & Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Make-a-Mix Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Frozen
                 Kids                             Make Ahead
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          shortening
    2      cups          sugar
    2      cups          brown sugar
    2      cups          peanut butter
    2      teaspoons     vanilla
    4                    eggs
    5      cups          flour
    4      teaspoons     baking soda
 
 Cut four 14"x12 pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap; set aside. Cream
 shortening, sugars, and peanut butter in a large bowl. Beat in vanilla and
 eggs until light and fluffy. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
 Gradually stir flour mixture into egg mixture until blended.
 Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Shape each piece into an 8 to 10 inch roll.
 Wrap each roll in 1 piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Place wrapped rolls
 in a freezer container with a tight-fitting lid, or wrap airtight in a piece
 of foil. Label and date. Store in freezer. Use within 6 months.
 
 To make cookies:
 Slightly thaw dough. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut dough into slices or chunks.
 Roll each piece into a ball. Place balls on an ungreased baking sheet about 1
 1/2 inches apart. Use fork tines to flatten cookies in a crisscross design.
 Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned around edges. Remove cookies from
 baking sheet and cool on wire racks. 
 
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