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I adapted this recipe from an old family cookbook, The Mennonite Community Cookbook. I swapped sugar for splenda and white flour for wheat. I wanted a cookie I could eat without sending my blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride.
- Cream shortening and peanut butter together I find that putting these ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving for 30 seconds makes the mixing job a lot easier Add sugar and continue to cream together Add eggs and vanilla and beat In a separate bowl measure and add flour, salt, soda and baking powder together Sift dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
- The mixture will be crumbly but stick together if pressed with hands.
- Optional: Chill dough in refrigerator for several hours Shape dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter Space evenly on cookie sheet Press flat with fork Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.