Sunday, August 19, 2007

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

(chocolate chips recommended)

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda in 1/4 cup hot water
3 1/2 cups flour
optional, but recommended: chocolate chips

Cream sugars, shortening and eggs. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Add salt and baking soda, mixing before adding flour. Add chocolate chips if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

These cookies are a little piece of heaven when you eat them fresh from the oven--still warm of course! This is an old recipe that my mom used to bake. If you want to bake just peanut butter cookies (sans chocolate chips), you can roll the dough into balls and flatten with a fork. Also, no need to be that exact on the peanut butter...I just take a big scoop and throw it in.

Yes, Stacy, I'm bringing a few to work! If Joel saves you a few!


Stacy said...

that is too funny! the moment i saw the photos i was poised to comment about bringing them!!!! then i saw the note. if joel doesn't same them i might die. oh and i have home visits until noon so please hide some!

NoelCT said...

Sorry. Either you're cleaning out dad's snacks or he's found better places to hide them because, when the snack-etite came a' callin' this weekend, I couldn't resist decending upon the helpless, cookie-containing tupperware. Again, sorry.

Noel, Son of Joel (sounds like a gladiator film, I know)

curlz1205 said...

The cookies are there to be enjoyed. There's no fun in baking if someone isn't enjoying the goods!

Stacy said...

risa ... I enjoy the goods. We all enjoy the goods. We want more goods. Noel ... son of Joel ... save me some cookies!