1/2 cup shortening (I use Earth Balance shortening)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used creamy)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 - 2/3 cup chocolate chips (I used the Nestle peanut butter and chocolate chips)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream together the sugars and the shortening:
Add in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg and mix well. (I used an electric mixer)
Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix again. Gently fold in the chips:
I filled the heart shaped tin all the way, knowing they'd rise a bit:
Bake at 375 degrees. These took about 10 minutes. The cookie sheet extras took about 8 minutes.
I admit, I tried one and then another and finally a third, they were that good!!