Grub Americana

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.