Peanut Butter Cookies

~ Shopping List ~

1/2 cup shortening
1.25 cups packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1.75 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).  In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar and peanut butter until smooth.  Stir in egg, milk and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture.  Roll into small balls, cover in sugar.  Place on un-greased cookie sheet.  Lightly flatten using a fork (creating a cross pattern).  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Fun alternate:  Form cookies into letters to spell out messages (I love you, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, etc.)