Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Behold… its Peanut Butter Cookies




But these ones are an old favorite in my house.

While in high school I knew someone named Anna. Anna and I have lost touch over the years. Yeah, can you imagine losing touch with someone when there is all these social networking sites going on. Well, Anna was on Facebook, then she wasn’t. So I have no clue where she is or what she is doing.

I could probably ask some other high school friends that I am in contact with. But for some reason I think Anna doesn’t want to be found. I mean we loss touch before. Found each other. Loss touch again and found each other once more. Now well, you get the picture.

I have fond memories of Anna and visiting her at her home. Amongst those memories are her peanut butter cookies. They were really good and I hounded her for the recipe.

She gave in :)

I have the recipe on a old yellow lined legal pad paper. Its crumpled up and you can see the creases in it more then the writing on it. But it is good enough to see Anna’s delicate cursive writing… good enough to see her recipe.

I don’t know if this is truly her recipe. Not sure where she got it from. So, because of that.. I will call this recipe her recipe.

Anna’s Peanut Butter Cookies


1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar (and extra in plate to roll dough in after shaping)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla



Stir together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a mixer bowl beat butter for 30 seconds.

Add peanut butter and sugars.  Beat until fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla and beat well. 

Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture. Beat until well combined.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in a dish with granulated sugar. 

Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. 

Place tines of fork in sugar and criss-cross the batter. 

Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Cool about 1 minute before removing to a wire rack.

Makes 48. (I somehow only get 32)

1 comment:

  1. looks good! my son just made some pb cookies for the Exhibition... next time well have to try this recipe.