Monday, April 25, 2011

Audrey's Peanut Butter Cookies

I've made these peanut butter cookies with my "Gram" from the time I was old enough to roll the dough balls. That was my job. And I also got to use the fork dipped in sugar to put the criss-crosses on top. I loved that part. I still do!

Gram isn't around anymore to make these with, but I still think of her everytime I roll the dough and put on the criss-crosses.

 Audrey's Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 salt
1 3/4 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix butter, sugar and brown sugar.

Add peanut butter, egg, milk, and vanilla and baking soda and mix well.

Add flour and mix until well blended.

(I find that using parchment paper on the cookie sheet really helps the cookies bake evenly and come out much better.)

Put a cookie scoop of dough into your hand and roll into a smooth ball.  Put each ball on a cookie sheet until it is full.  (12) 

Put a bit of sugar on a small plate.  Press a fork into the sugar and then into each cookie.  Press in both directions to create the criss-cross design.

Bake for 8 minutes on the middle rack and then an additional 4 minutes on the top rack.  Don't over-bake, unless you like a crunchier cookie.

Let cool for 1 minute before removing cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

The recipe makes approx. 4 dozen cookies.

And there you have "Audrey's Peanut Butter Cookies".  A tradition in our family.

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  1. I love these. I can almost taste them right now. I sure do miss your Gram, but I'll bet she loves knowing that you still enjoy making her cookies.

  2. i remember baking cookies with my grandma, too! such great memories... and delicious cookies!

    thanks so much for linking up to magia mondays!


  3. I love a classic peanut butter cookie like this one. They look perfect.

  4. I've been looking for a tried and true peanut butter cookie recipe! I especially love those that are handed down through the generations. Thanks for sharing!

  5. these look delicious. I love peanut butter cookies.

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  6. This is the exact recipe my mom used to use. I love it!

  7. Yum! come and join our party:

  8. those look delicious! Now I am craving them! :)

  9. wow! your peanut butter cookies look so good! I'm sure my daughters would love them!

    Following you now from Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend!

    Tina@Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner

  10. these look super...isn't it nice to pass the recipe from generation to generation?! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  11. Hi Colletta,
    What a sweet post about your Gram. The cookies look delicious and what a great memory for you, it makes this cookie very special. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!


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