I used this recipe when I won a Blue Ribbon at the South Plains Fair in Lubbock, Texas in 1981. It came from a cookbook my mother received as a Wedding gift in 1952. I don't know the name of the Cookbook and the only copy of the recipe I have is hand written by my mother which is priceless to me. A batch of these cookies was the only thing my father in-law wanted from me for his birthday, Father's day and Christmas. I hope you enjoy them. The real trick to them is not to over cook them (it will make them to crunchy) or under cook them ( it will make them to soft), you want a balance between the two.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine (I always use butter)
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar (use to roll cookie balls in)
- Cream butter, peanut butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla.
- Sift together all the dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture.
- Shape in 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
- Place 2 inches apart on a ungreased cookie sheet.
- Press balls with a fork making a crisscross on top or press a peanut half into the top of the balls.
- Bake at 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Cool slightly; remove from pan.
Holy Cow, Batman!! These are fabulous!! We make peanut butter cookies often, but somehow missed this recipe. Many peanut butter cookie recipes look similar, but this one is a true standout. DH actually put this together this morning, and he is an excellent cookie baker. Sugary, peanut buttery, and extremely tender, they are everything a peanut butter cookie afficionado could want. Thank you for our new favorite standby!
Awesome peanut butter cookies! Definitely don't forget to roll them in sugar... I did on the first dozen. The rest got sugared and the light coating of sugar completed the cookie perfectly... I can see why these won a blue ribbon! Thanks for posting!
These were delicious. It wasn't until after I had made them that my husband noticed that they are exactly the same as the ones my mom makes. So I looked up that recipe, and sure enough, exactly the same. I was making these back in the late 70's, and they were great then. I like them better with crunchy peanut butter - I just like the little peanut pieces.