December 26, 2007

Merry Peanut Butter Cookies!


This year, Santa's favorite cookies were just plain old peanut butter cookies.

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. Cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Shape into 3/4" balls and place on greased baking sheets. Dip a fork in flour to make criss-cross design on top of cookie. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

These cookies are delicious because they are not extra sweet- and the texture is perfect. Not too hard and not too soft.

I have some real treats headed your way soon. My mom is here visiting and brought some family recipes, namely Aunt Ruthie's Black-Bottom Cupcakes. You won't believe them, they are rich, but, somehow you find a way to eat several (they're miniatures)! Inside is cream cheese, cocoa, chocolate bits ...and the eggs.

7 comments:

Emiline said...

Hey, you can't go wrong with peanut butter cookies. Yours look just perfect.
Sorry it has been awhile since I visited. I forgot to bookmark your site.

JB said...

these look so good I can almost taste them. Is this mom's recepe? Can you PLEASE send me some. I don't like to bake. PLEASE - I will time you :)
Have you gotten your Birthday / Chanukah gifts yet?

Arties32 said...

Thanks, I don't know, I might try to mail some but not right now- Marilyn's in the hospital... we'll talk soon. Didn't get gifts yet, but maybe today ;)

Love! Chickie

Jerry said...

There is nothing like the classics! YUM

Robin said...

These look fantastic. Great site!

Arties32 said...

Thank you, Jerry. I feel exactly the same way.

Thanks also, Robin. I checked out your site, and it looks great. I am going to make your grilled potato salad. Happy New year!

Arties32 said...

Jerry- I checked out your blog, too. Beautiful ornaments, by the way. I saw many recipes to try- thank you for stopping by!