Tuesday, December 10, 2013

menu plan: great grandma's peanut butter cookies

happy snow day!  snowbird flew last night and we're enjoying a day home from school today!  hooray!  i had great grandma's peanut butter cookies for breakfast.  mmmmmmmm!  they are definitely my favorite.  my grandma used to make them from time to time when i was a kid and they are sheer perfection.  i'm thinking they're not a secret recipe though.  i'm pretty sure they are from that red and white gingham cookbook that every self-respecting housewife owned back in the day.  but still.  i made this batch with the red and green sprinkles to send my dad for christmas.  i seriously need to get them in the mail today before i eat them all!  they are just so good!  doh!

great grandma's peanut butter cookie recipe:
1 cup shortening (crisco)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
sprinkles (optional)

mix first 5 ingredients together.  then mix in the peanut butter.  sift the last 3 ingredients together then slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture.  roll the mixture into approximately one inch balls.  (the mix can seem a little dry.  i have to squish my small portion a few times and then roll into a ball.  this helps with cracking).  flatten slightly, then criss cross the top with a fork.  festive sprinkles optional. (if i don't use sprinkles, i put a tiny bit of granulated sugar on top).  bake at 350 degrees for 10 mintues.  put on cooling rack.  enjoy! 

this week's menu plan:
sunday - tortilla's con quesillo
monday - esl christmas party
tuesday - tortilla soup
wednesday - dinner at church
thursday - roast/beef stew
friday - open/leftovers
saturday - bacon carbonara/scrambled eggs

1 comment:

  1. This cookie recipe is the exact same as the recipe I have for peanut butter cookies and it was my grandmothers recipe. I wonder if she got it from her mother or grandmother. The best cookies EVER!! I make these all the time for my family.