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Dragonfly Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe has been adapted for high altitude (7,500 feet).

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar (less 2 Tablespoons)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Gradually stir in combined flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.

Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. (If dough is too soft to roll into balls, refrigerate for 30 minutes.) Dip fork into sugar; press crisscross indentation on each ball, flattening only slightly. Bake 11 to 12 minutes. Let cookies stand on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack; cool completely.

Melt semisweet chocolate with 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Place melted chocolate in baggie and snip bottom corner to create a small opening. Squeeze slowly to decorate cookies with a dragonfly design or create your own design.

Makes: about 2 to 2-1/2 dozen cookies

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