Ingredients & Directions

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
12 oz package chocolate chips

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl beat together shortening, sugars, eggs, vanilla and peanut butter. Add dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Shape into small balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

Makes: 7 dozen cookies
Recipe:  Barbara Tomlinson