Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve mentioned in the “About Me” section that one of the things I got after my grandmother’s passing was her hand-written recipes, most of which are for cookies and bread.  It’s the cookie recipes I cherish the most, but for as long as I’ve had them, I’ve not made anything out of them.

I decided to change that.  Recipe to follow.

You will need:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

a pinch of salt

1.75 cups All Purpose Flour

Preheat your oven to 375°F.  In a bowl, mix together the butter and peanut butter.  Add in the sugar and mix together until the mixture is smooth.  Mix in the egg.

In a separate bowl, sift the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour together.  Mix it into the wet ingredients in small increments until all ingredients are mixed together.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Spoon one inch balls of the mixture onto the cookie sheet.  Then take a fork and dip the tines into flour.  Press a criss-cross pattern into the top of the cookies to the cookies are flattened.  Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove and cool on a baking rack.

Pour yourself a tall, frosty glass of milk.

Enjoy the goodness thoroughly infused with grandma love.  It adds years to your life.

Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies

That notecard is an original, on fragile notecards, with her original handwriting in ink.  (though the flour bit is in pencil).

This recipe makes about three dozen cookies, total.  If you still have three dozen when they’re all finished baking…y’know…because you’ve been noshing on the warm cookies while the other ones bake…you deserve a medal.  Because I was not so strong willed.  Just sayin’.