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Peanut Butter Balls

This recipe was taken from the 1933 edition of Balanced Recipes by Ellis Ames (Pillsbury Flour Mills Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Recipe makes 5 dozen small cookies

Whatcha Need:

  • 1 cup Pillsbury's Best Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon

Whatcha Do:

  1. Sift flour, salt and soda together.

  2. Cream peanut butter and shortening; add sugar gradually.

  3. Add unbeaten egg, lemon juice and grated rind; beat well.

  4. Stir in dry ingredients. Chill dough thoroughly.

  5. Form dough into small balls; place on greased baking sheet; press each cooky once with tines of a fork to flatten. Bake in 375 F. oven.

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