Friday, June 15, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

The Blog Tech is a real cookie monster.  I had not made cookies for a while and he started hinting that he needed some.  So, I made him some of my mother's peanut butter cookies.  I don't remember much about my mother since she died when I was very young, but I sure do remember her peanut butter cookies
I still have her recipe in her handwriting.

Mix 1/3 C, of peanut butter with 1/4 C. shortening and 1/4 C. butter.  My mom used all shortening but I like to combine shortening and butter.

Mix in 1 C. sugar and 1/2 C. brown sugar.

Add 1 egg and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

Gradually add 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1  1/2 C. flour.

Form them into walnut sized balls. 
Flatten them with a fork.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or just until they start to turn golden on the edges.  Cool on racks.

Pour a big glass of cold milk and dive in.

17 comments:

laurie said...

these look like the perfect peanut butter cookie, cooked just enough to have a little golden but still soft and chewy!
I think it wonderful for you have the recipe knowing her hand touched that and wrote it out, a physical connection for you.That is lovely,

Lisa said...

How sweet! I am sure your mom is in the kitchen with you while you bake these.
Lis

Barbara F. said...

Hopefully, your hubby ate some after he pulled up all those tree roots and fixed the tiles. :-) xo

Dee said...

Yum! They look so good.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Pour my milk. I'll be right there. What do you mean blog tech ate them all. I guess I'll have to made my own. Great recipe!

Chrissykat said...

Peanut butter cookies are one of my absolute faves. I'll most definitely being trying your mom's recipe. Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a lovely way to commune with your Mom every time you bake these!

Patty Woodland said...

Are any left?

Natasha said...

That is the same recipe my Mother used for her peanut butter cookies, they were SO good.
My mom passed away 8 years ago and when going through her things my brothers made sure I got her recipes :) It sure does warm my heart when I come across one of her old recipes written in her hand!!

Those cookies look awesome makes me want to bake a batch this weekend.

Lois said...

I love to look back on old recipes and see my mothers, fathers and grandmothers handwriting. It connects me to them, when I cook what they did. :) Those cookies look perfect.

Alicia Broomfield said...

It's so great to have recipes from mom's and grandmother's. I know I am grateful that I have a few of them but sad that I didn't pay attention to a few special ones of my grandmother's and now they are lost forever.
This reminds me - I need to make some cookies too.
A

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I can imagine how tasty these are :-) We have something similar here but use hazel nuts instead.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ina in Alaska said...

So glad you have recipes from your Mom and in her writing. I always love to come across handwritten recipes with stains on them. Much loved treats.

Those cookies look quite tasty!!!

Sandy Sandy said...

One of my favorites! My recipe from my mother is almost identical. OH, now I really want some! Looks like yours turned out fabulous.

TARYTERRE said...

My husband THANKS you. He's a peanut butter junkie. Your mom's recipe is PRICELESS.

maisymumkins said...

just made these this afternoon after looking for something peanut butter I was hankering after -oh my word what lovely biscuits and what an awesome way to remember your mum I'm sure she was as lovely as these biscuits :-D reminds me of my granny fond memories thankyou so much for making me smile God bless you xx

maisymumkins said...

just made these this afternoon after looking for something peanut butter I was hankering after -oh my word what lovely biscuits and what an awesome way to remember your mum I'm sure she was as lovely as these biscuits :-D reminds me of my granny fond memories thankyou so much for making me smile God bless you xx