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.


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!