Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

We went to visit my grandparents yesterday and as usual, my grandmother refused to allow me to bring anything. Regardless of how much I beg, she always says the same thing..."when you're a grandmother, you'll understand". I absolutely adore them and am having a hard time dealing with the fact that they're getting older. I have so many wonderful memories--they used to pick my two sisters and myself up, treat us to dinner and then take us to a play at a local high school, followed by us spending the night at their house. It was alway such a treat! Anyway, I knew I wasn't going completely empty-handed, so I stayed up making batch, after batch of these peanut butter "Popie's" favorite. (That's what we've always called my grandfather!) They always seem to enjoy when I bring them cookies--god love my grandmother, but I don't think she has much patience for baking. She recently told me that she put 48...yes, you heard me right...FORTY-EIGHT cookies on one cookie sheet and then was disappointed when she opened the oven to find that they were pretty much one big cookie. I get such a kick out of her and the way she does'd have to know her to fully understand. I wanted to share this recipe, because this recipe was given to me, shortly before I got married, and the cookies are very good! I love a nice, crisp cookie and that's exactly what you will get!

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar and shortening together in large mixing bowl. Add in peanut butter and mix until blended. Mix in eggs. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt and stir until thoroughly mixed. Drop by spoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheet and crisscross with fork. (I dip my fork in sugar, before crisscrossing!) Bake 9-11 minutes, until golden brown. Place on cooling rack and cool completely.

These were just a couple of the pictures I took yesterday...I love watching my own children interact with my grandparents!

Source: Erin N.


  1. That story is so sweet about your grandmother! Love the pics! You're very blessed to still have your grandparents. My Pawpaw was my last living grandparent and he died this past year. Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites - especially while growing up! Thanks for sharing <3

  2. Rachel - I left you a comment on my blog. I thought of something else though... you could tell him in that Oven Steak and Potatoes that it's just "bits of meat" he must be seeing!!! ;) lol

  3. These are still some of my favorites... love the pictures and hope you had a nice visit.

  4. Ohhh! How wonderful. You are so lucky that you have that with your grandparents!!

    Oh and those cookies sound yummy!

  5. how sweet and poignant! I LOVE the beautiful pics. could feel the love and warmth radiating! and those cookies look SO delicious and perfect!