Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! We must admit we were ecstatic when we found out this day had been dedicated to our utmost favorite childhood treat!
Peanut butter cookies were my Mother’s favorite thing to bake. They were a staple in our family cookie jar. Not a holiday went by when there wasn’t a peanut butter cookie in the jar.
To celebrate the day and in honor of my Mom, here’s the old-fashioned rolled cookie recipe from my her recipe box. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups flour
3 eggs beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream shortening and white sugar. Add brown sugar and the peanut butter to the mixture.
Sift all dry ingredients together. Add half of the dry ingredients and half of the beaten eggs to the peanut butter mixture. Beat well. Add rest of dry ingredients, eggs and the vanlla extract. Mix well.
Roll into walnut size balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Dip fork tines into cold water and press into round cookies. Rotate 45 degrees and repeat. This will make the cross-hatch pattern.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cookies start to lightly brown.
Makes 2 Dozen.