Note - these are soft but crumble easily so make sure your kids have a napkin or plate to put them on.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
(old recipe obtained from an unknown source)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/2 cup shortening (we used butter flavored Crisco)
1 cup peanut creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cups (12oz) semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375F.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients first so you don't have to rewash your measuring cups! Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix well.
In a large bowl beat butter, shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and eggs on medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended.
Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, a little at a time, beating well until blended.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack.