Last week I found myself wanting something sweet. Of course we don’t have sweets in the house mostly unless I make them. I usually have my homemade chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer, but we had eaten that all up. I needed to go to the grocery store so I had no cocoa and no chocolate chips. Arg, what was I to do? Then I began to look through my church cookbook (Thanks Mt. Comfort Bible Church). I found these cookies:
Blue Ribbon Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 c. of flour (I used half whole wheat)
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter (or margarine if you must)
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Stir together flour, soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat butter until creamy, then add peanut butter and sugars; beat well until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and crisscross with fork tines until cookie is slightly flattened.
Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Cool about 1 minute before removing. Best if cooled on a wire rack.
Makes approximatley 48 cookies.
These were delicious. One reason I love them is that you don’t have to use shortening. I also have another bit of advice, don’t forget the peanut butter. I had them rolled in sugar and I was ready to crisscross all of them when I realized I had forgotten the main ingredient. I just smooshed them back into the dough and added the peanut butter and they still turned out good.