Tired of chocolate chip, macadamia nut, and plain old sugar cookies? Then try these apple peanut butter cookies, rich with a touch of fruitiness.
In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add them to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the apple.
Grease a baking sheet. Drop the mixture 1 rounded tablespoon at a time 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.