Thursday, May 28, 2009

Peanut butter cookies!

It's one of the recipes mom use to make a lot while I was growing up. I made them for the last day of school. Katie, shebly and Emily ate them on the way home yesterday.

Peanut butter Cookie recipe

1/2 cups shortening/butter (use a combo1/4 of each)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granuated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup sifted flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening/butter, peanut butter together. Add sugars gradually and mix throughly. Add egg. Blend well. Sift together the rest of the dry ingredients add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Chill dough. Form dough into smallballs the size of walnuts.
Place 3 inches a part on either a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment covered one.
Flatten the balls with a sugar dipped fork. Bake 10- 12 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Anyone that says they can't bake in my book is just plain lazy. Make a memory with your kids it only takes about 20 minutes or so...


lisa said...

mmm mmm mmm yum yum yum!

Kerry McKibbins said...

My mother used to make peanut butter cookies! I used to love pressing the fork in. Ok, you've inspired me, lol. Thanks!

milkcan said...

Ooooo! Yum! Sounds delicious! (And I don't even like peanut butter! LOL!)

CB said...

I have had these cookies and give them my heartiest endorsement! I needed something to do today (other than sort through stuff in preparation for moving) so made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

vtpuggirl said...

Love peanut butter cookies! We've been in the pool today, maybe this weekend we can make some.