Saturday, February 17, 2018

Back to Basics

Baking Basics that is!  I was energized today because we had no cookies! WHAT? NO COOKIES! This is my mother's recipe and it is a "no fail" one. Nowhere does it say how much energy it would take this old lady to GIT 'ER DUN....

After getting the ingredients out and ready, "Big Red" was a great help with the mixing. From parchment paper over a 40+ year old cookie sheet to a finished stack of 60 tasty devils. 
Meanwhile, out on the ice were four men fishing at 8:30am. By the time the cookie project was finished there were seven. 
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Peanut Butter Cookies from Grandma's Recipe Collection

Sift together - 
2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

Blend well before adding flour mixture -
1 C peanut butter
2 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter (1 stick) I said BUTTER!! (Don't melt!)
2 eggs

Add -
1 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 C whole milk 

Cool dough in refrigerator for a bit, then teaspoon 12 scoops to an ungreased cookie sheet. I don't press them into a ball and flatten with a sugared fork, because I don't feel it is necessary, but you can if you wish!

Bake - 350° oven 9-11 minutes depending on how crunchy you like them. The less time in the oven the chewier they are!

After baking, let them rest a bit before removing from sheet to paper bags. 

Makes about 4-5 dozen, depending on size.


  1. My mom had a similar recipe that was always a favorite (even with Bud after we married).

    Her recipe was 'fork cookies'...everything but the peanut butter. Soft & gooey goodness.

    They look yummy Ms. G. (and I'm not referring to the ice fishermen)

  2. Alright I'm putting the coffee on. I've done many different types of fishing both fresh and salt water but I've never done ice fishing. Are they going for bass or rainbows?

    1. We don't have any lake trout here. Crappies, pickerel, sunnys, bluegill and bass, yes.