Monday, July 16, 2007

Aunt Cora's Peanut Butter Cookies

This one is a family heirloom, having been in my family for over 100 years. Aunt Cora was my great aunt. She helped raise my mother when Mom's mother died when she was eight years old. We lived with her in her house and she played a big part in my life when I was growing up. She was a grandmother to me although she had no children of her own. She was a great cook.

When I first tried to make these, there was no oven temperature in the recipe. She baked them in a coal range with no temp. control and they were always perfect. I dug out my cookbooks to find out what temp. to use.

I made these this morning for DH to take to work along with some chocolate chip cookies. I try to bake about once a month for the folks that he supervises. Our theory is you have to go to work but who says it can't have a little enjoyment now and then to make it a little more fun.

I love to share my recipes but if you try this or even save it for later, please leave a comment.


1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening

Blend above ingredients well. Add 2 well beaten eggs plus:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
About 2 Tablespoons water

Mix well.

Lightly grease cookie sheets. Shape into balls, flatten with fork dipped in flour. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in a 375 degree oven.



I had someone in my life as a child who made the difference.

Great memories every time I make these.

That the guys and gals where DH works love my baked goods beings I can't eat much of it myself.


Niki said...

YUMMMM! Thanks bunches sweetie. Printing it now.

Patty said...

I think I need to make these too. :)