I made some cookies yesterday. This is something my Mom used to make a lot when we were kids.
There are so many memories tied to these cookies.
They are simple, classic and a family favourite around here.
I have no idea where my Mom got the recipe. I just know it’s been around since I was a little kid.
My Mom was not the best cook in the world. But there were a few things she excelled at in the kitchen.
Peanut butter cookies is one of those things.
She used to have us help press the fork into the dough.
Most of the time we’d use a fork dunked in water.
Occasionally it was a fork dunked in flour.
However we did them they always tasted amazing and never lasted long.
Every time I make them I think of my Mom.
Hope you enjoy it!
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream peanut butter, butter, and sugars together in a stand mixer (or use a bowl and hand mixer).
- Blend in eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
- Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, combine thoroughly.
- Form heaping tablespoons of dough into balls, place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Now flatten them a little bit.
- Mom used the fork technique. Put water in a measuring cup or glass and dip the fork into water and make a grid or criss-cross on the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 - 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes (if you can, I usually burn my mouth trying to eat them too soon)
- Using a spatula, slide the cookies onto a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely. (again, good luck with this step!)
- Serve with a big old peanut butter smile!
- Optional- you can sprinkle demerara sugar on top of each cookie.
I just love these cookies. Once I start eating them I cannot stop.
I also can’t stop from thinking about my Mom when I make them. I was so lucky to have a Mom like her. Imagine coming home to these after school.
Yup, that was my childhood.
Pretty cool right.
Let me know what you think of them when you make them. I think I had 2 right out of the oven. So yummy!
Toodles and smoochies! xx