Week Ten in our 12 Cookies of Christmas series, this week we chose one of Daddy’s favorite, peanut butter cookies. At his request, we added about 1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips into the batter before baking.
As always, this recipe was taken from my Mom’s Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook circa 1959.
Mix together thoroughly: 1/2 soft shortening (half butter), 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg
Sift together and stir in: 1 1/4 cup sifted GOLD MEDAL Flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 3/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt
Chill dough. Roll into balls size of large walnuts. Place3″ apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Flatten with fork dipped in flour…crisscross. Bake in a 375 degree F oven until set but not hard. The recipe calls for 10 to 12 minutes, however I baked my cookies for 8 minutes and they were definitely done.
Makes about 36 cookies.
Please join my friend, Bridget, for 12 Crafts of Christmas. This week she is creating a Personalized Pendant.
As for our taste testing, here are the updated rankings:
First Place: Chocolate Chip Bars
Second Place: Chocolate Spritz (see a trend here?)
Third Place: Thumbprint Cookies
Fourth Place: Russian Tea Cakes
Fifth Place: Peanut Butter Cookies
Sixth Place: Decorated & Iced Butter Cookies
Seventh Place: Finska Kakor (Finnish Almond Cookies)
Eighth Place: Pumpkin Cut-Outs
Ninth Place: Gingerbread Men, but these were my favorite!
Tenth Place: Scotch Shortbreads, but a favorite with the over 10 crowd. Great with coffee!