I just love my giant cookie jar! I actually never fill it to the top because it can fit around 10 dozen cookies, so my little family just can't pound back that many. One of the greatest gifts I have received is a cookbook that is a collection of all of my husbands Grandma's recipes. They are all her tried and true amazing recipes that she was known for.
I never got to meet Harriett, but I feel like I know her. She passed away over 15 years ago, but she was a very beloved woman. I hear everyone talk about her with such love and respect. One of the greatest compliments I ever received was from my Father in law saying I reminded him of her.
This cookbook is a treasure trove of great staples and classics. I like to use it for many different ones but I decided to try out her peanut butter cookies this time. Boy was I glad I did! They were so yummy!
1 Cup of Salted Butter
1 Cup of White Sugar
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Smooth Peanut Butter
2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
2 1/4 Cups of All Purpose Flour
Preheat oven to 375F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs one at a time, making sure to incorporate after each egg.
Add in the peanut butter and cream into the butter, sugar and eggs mixture.
In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients until just combined.
On the lined baking sheet evenly drop 1 tablespoon of batter at a time, or if you have a cookie scoop. Then with a fork, dip the fork into sugar with each cookie, slightly press the top with the fork and drag to create a line. Sprinkle a bit more sugar on top.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, allow to cool for a minute on the pan and then transfer to a wire rack.
These cookies go great with a glass of milk, they are also super simple to make with the kids as well. Mine sure loved "helping" as you can tell in the picture Colton is sampling some of the sugar. Don't mind their raga muffin hair in this picture, they actually got haircuts the next day.
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