If you follow along regularly, you know that my husband has some funny food quirks. He really is not at all picky, but he does have some interesting food "rules" and opinions. This is just a small example of one. He never eats peanut butter. I've never seen him eat a peanut butter sandwich. He never dips and apple in peanut butter. He doesn't even really like peanut chicken, though he'll eat it if that's what is available. In fact, if you catch him on the right day he might even list peanut butter as one of his dislikes along with olives and nuts (which are ALWAYS on the list.) But ask him what his favorite ice cream is and he is sure to say chocolate with peanut butter swirl. His favorite candy? Peanut butter cups (or more specifically peanut butter eggs, because somehow those really are just better!) His favorite cookies? Soft peanut butter cookies. You see, he's an odd one sometimes!
This is actually the first time I baked my great-grandma's recipe. So, I was anxious to see what he thought. After a bite of cookie, he went ahead and grabbed a few more. That is a sure sign I have a winner on my hands, because he can usually take or leave sweets. So I made sure to leave him plenty of cookies, but then took a big tray of them to work as well. They were a hit there too! Everyone kept telling me they were the best peanut butter cookies they've had!! I think maybe because people expect a crunchier peanut butter cookie, the soft texture really won them over. No matter what the difference is, this is definitely my go-to peanut butter cookie recipe now!
Great Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies
makes about 5 dozen cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
- Cream together butter and sugars.
- Add eggs and peanut butter and beat until incorporated.
- Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Roll into balls just smaller than a ping-pong ball. Smoosh with a cup or fork and bake at 350 F for 7 to 10 minutes or until puffed and VERY lightly golden.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee. We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies. Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies. We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness! May your holidays be sweet!
12 Days of Cookie Recipes Day 3:
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Bars with Orange Glaze from Family Around the Table
Graybeh from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Great Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies from Cooking With Carlee
Coconut Washboards from Jolene's Recipe Journal