Peanut Butter Cocoa Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (or 1 stick) vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Combine shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Gradually add eggs and vanilla, beating well. 
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl. Add to shortening mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on cooling racks to cool completely.

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