Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

~ 1 c. butter-flavored shortening
~ 1 c. creamy peanut butter
~ 1 c. sugar
~ 1 c. b. sugar
~ 3 eggs
~ 1 t vanilla extract
~ 3 c. flour
~ 2 t baking soda
~ ¼ t salt

~ ½ c. creamy peanut butter
~ 3 c. confectioners’ sugar
~ 1 t vanilla extract
~ 5-6 T milk

1)      In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

2)     Shape into 1-in. balls and place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Flatten to 3/8-in. thickness with fork.  Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes or until golden.  Remove to wire tacks to cool.

3)     For filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.  Spread on half of the cookies and top each with another cookie.

Yield: 2 dozen sandwich cookies.

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