1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup butter flavored shortening
1/3 cup peanut oil
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup smooth peanut butter
5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups sifted confectioners sugar
8 Tablespoons mil
Red purchased decorating icing.
For cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream first 4
ingredients until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in
peanut butter. In another large bowl, stir together flour and salt. Add dry
ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. On a lightly
floured surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll out dough to 1/4" inch
thickness. Use a 3 inch round cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Transfer to a
greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a
wire rack with waxed paper underneath to cool completely. For icing, stir
together sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Ice cookies. Allow icing
to harden. Use a small round tip to pipe red icing on cookies to resemble
stitching on baseballs. Allow icing to harden. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.