We were going to go visit Grumpy's mom this weekend so I racked my brains trying to think of what I could take to her. Whenever he talks to her on the phone she makes sure to let him know that she is "ready for a refill"! Normally I take her something chocolate but this time I decided to take her some peanut butter cookies. Mostly because my cousin Nichole mentioned she made them for her family this last week....and because she made me want to have one!
This is a recipe found in the old "Feeder's Digest" that was printed way back in the 70's.....and was a local fund raising cookbook that my mother and my grandmother had. This book is one of my very favorite books to have because it gives me favorite recipes from people local to my area.
I did blog this recipe before. A very long time ago. When I blogged this, I was fairly new to blogging and when I gave the directions to the recipe, I gave them to you as I had them. Today I will give you the recipe again but will give you a bit more instruction on how to mix it together!
This recipe is very easily halved and you will get about 2 dozen cookies. I halved the recipe since I didn't want too many around for my temptation and gave the majority of them to Grumpy's mom!
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. Crisco (yes, I do use this!)
1 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
½ tsp. vanilla
2-½ c. flour
Preheat oven to 375.
In a small bowl mix flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
Using hand mixer, mix Crisco, Peanut butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
With a mixing spoon (I use a wooden spoon) stir in flour mixture.
Set in refrigerator to cool approximately 1 hour. (You don't have to do this but I did). Using small cookie scoop roll cookies into balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet about 1" apart. Press with tines of a fork to make crisscross design. Decorate with mini Reese's Pieces.
Bake 8-10 minutes (mine baked for 10). Remove from oven and cool a few minutes before moving to cooling rack.