In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 3/8 inch thickness with fork.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool. For filling: in a large mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread on half of the cookies and top each for another cookie.
By cookiemom1 from Gilmer, TX
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