The saying is, “a taste of heaven,” but these cookies are a taste, “from,” heaven.
Even with the trend being the 3 ingredient Peanut Butter cookies there’s only one recipe for me. It’s my Dad’s, hence the, “from,” heaven.
While growing up store bought desserts were rare in our house. Mom worked two jobs, raised five children, kept a spic and span house, sewed some of our clothes, and still every day there was homemade goodies to enjoy. How she did all this became even more a mystery once I became a mom.
I definitely baked more when our kids were young and at home. These days if I make a homemade pie, it’s a ready to bake pie shell filled with Jello instant pudding, and topped with Dream Whip from a package. Tasty, but homemade might be an exaggeration?
My talent is more cookies or squares. Actually, I only recall making pie crusts a couple times, and breads, those are scary, I leave them to experts like mom.
Dad cooked meals on occasion, and not always one special dish, but when it came to baking, I only remember his “Peanut Butter Cookies.”
The history behind the recipe died with my parents years ago. Was it a cherished one from dad’s childhood? Was it just a stumbled upon one? Maybe it was really one from mom’s side and dad just enjoyed making them? I’ll never know the answer, but at least every time I make these cookies they bring on fond memories.
Dad would be thrilled that I’m sharing this recipe.
Peanut Butter Cookies
• 1/2 Cup Margarine
• 2/3 Cup Brown sugar (not packed)
• 1/3 Cup White sugar
• 1 egg
• 1 1/4 Cup Flour
• 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
• 2/3 Cup Peanut butter
(This recipe also does well doubled.)
Roll into walnut size balls (I use a melon baller) press lightly with fork.
Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.
A thought came to me while writing this post. I’m going push past the intimidation this winter and make a pie crust and a loaf of bread from scratch. I’ll let you know if they’re eatable.
Do you have a recipe that triggers fond memories?
Do you make the three ingredient, Peanut Butter Cookies?
If you try this recipe let me know what you think.