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The ingredients for this recipe include 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup of softened butter or margarine, 1/4 cup of shortening, 1 and 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
In a large bowl, mix together the egg, butter, shortening, granulated and brown sugars, and peanut butter. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients, and refrigerate the dough for two hours or until it is firm to the touch. Preheat the oven to 375 F. While the oven heats up, shape the cookie dough into 1 and 1/4 inch balls and place them about 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies in a crisscross pattern with a fork dipped in sugar.
Bake the cookies for 9 to 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Once they are done baking, remove the cookies from the cookie sheet, and allow them to cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes.