½ c. peanut butter
½ c. shortening
1 ¼ c. sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 c. flour
½ t. baking powder
½ t. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
½ c. chopped peanuts (optional)

Cream peanut butter, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in a greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Do not overbake.

Joyce Tamminga, Jenison