Today is my Nannies birthday. In honor of her I am going to give you the most incredible, scrumptious, delectable peanut butter cookie you have ever put in your mouth. This recipe is well over 70 years old. When she was a little girl her school friend’s mother would make these after school as a snack. She has passed it on to me and I reluctantly give it to you….
**Be careful not to overcook them or make them too big**
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C peanut butter (good peanut butter)
1 stick softened butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients until well married.
In large bowl beat sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.
Add peanut butter and gradually mix in dry ingredients.
Pinch off about thumb size and drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Dip fork into flour and press cookies down.
Bake for 8 minutes.
Side Note: I used whole wheat flour and added 3 tbsp ground flax seed. You could also add chocolate chips or nuts. The key here is to not over mix the batter or make the cookies to large.
My favorite part of this recipe is the balance of sweet and salty. I hope you will enjoy these cookies as much as I do.
my little cookie monster