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                      Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Gold Medal, The Best of Holiday Baking
 Serving Size  : 42   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Shaped Cookies                   Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           granulated sugar
      1/2  cup           brown sugar, packed
      1/2  cup           peanut butter
      1/4  cup           shortening
      1/4  cup           butter or margarine -- softened
    1                    egg
    1 1/4  cups          all-purpose flour
      3/4  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      baking powder
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           peanuts -- finely chopped
                         jelly or jam
 
      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.
 
 Nutrition Analysis:  110 calories, 2g protein, 12g
 carbohydrate, 6g fat, 5mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium.
 
 
 
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