3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Heat oven to 375-degrees. Spread foil for cooling on countertops.
Combine peanut butter, Crisco, light brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended. Combine flour, salt, and soda; add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended. Drop by heaping teaspoon two inches apart on ungreased sheets. Pattern in criss-cross with a fork.
Bake 375-degree for 7-8 minutes or until set or just turning brown. Cook two minutes before removing.