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.