One of the reasons I’ve been writing on the internet all this time is that I like having a recipe repository of all the stuff we eat for my kids. When they’re all grown, they’ll be able to have the exact recipe I used for their favorites. (And know what to avoid.)
I shared my Brokey Peanut Butter Cookie recipe a few years ago. The recipe (and relative brokeyness) still stands.
It is exciting, to think that my kids can access that culinary history. My mom could sometimes make the same thing twice. But outside of the comforting sameness of lasagna-flavored Hamburger Helper, the flavors of my childhood reside only in my brain.
Sometimes I have deep thoughts, and sometimes I make peanut butter cookies.
It’s peanut butter cookie time.
We eat these a log.
Helen Jane’s Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (that’s one stick), soft
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cookie sheet
Mix peanut butter and butter in large mixing bowl until smooth.
Then add all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Put the cookie dough bowl into the refrigerator for 15 – 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°.
When properly chilled, spoon batter onto cookie sheet with a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper on it.
Flatten cookies with the criss cross fork print which we all take to mean “peanut butter cookie.”
Bake for 10 minutes.
And don’t tell Dottie you’re going to take her peanut butter cookie away.