The Best Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies
Yes, it's been a while since our last Bake It, Make It & Take It project. I'm going to have to stop making excuses for myself and just make you happy with these awesome Peanut Butter Cookies! Erika from Stampin' Mama and I have put our heads together once more. I'm not sure who has any brain power left. I'm sure it's her 'cause she's younger than I am! But it is genetic, so she better watch out.
Erika has out done herself once again and designed the cutest package ever! Erika says, "For a simple stamped greeting, I chose the word that came to mind: YUM - Talk about simple and to the point!" You have to see what she's done with Kitchen Sink Stamps, a belly band and some ribbon. Sometimes I just can't believe she's my daughter!
Peanut Butter Cookies ~ All in the family!
This recipe was passed down from my Grandma. Remember the story about my Grandma's recipes a little while back? Long, long ago, she gave this recipe to my Mom on a piece of scrap paper. It never made it into her recipe journal. Not sure why. Maybe it had fallen out. Anyway...way before I knew there was a journal and way before my Grandma passed away, I was making The Best Peanut Butter Cookies in the world! What did I know at 10 years old? I had nothing to compare them to.
My Dad ate everything I put in front of him. He was my best-est taste tester ever! He's going on 79 now, and he's STILL my biggest fan! Funny how Dad's are. You could bake a piece of crap and they'd still tell you it was fabulous and smack their lips, all the while trying to swallow it down with a glass of milk! Gotta love him! Now that I'm away, Erika bakes these treats for him. My son John ~ he's the one with our bakery ~ keeps Grandpa's freezer stocked with cookies. But when I'm in town, I RULE! ME! The favorite daughter!
Will You Like Them? Absolutely!
So, to get back to The Best Peanut Butter Cookies. You will absolutely adore these cookies. They are rich beyond imagination ~ if you like peanut butter that is! They're a little crumbly on the outside and softer on the insides. Just like a true Old Fashioned Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie should be!
You can put chocolate chips in the batter or plop a Hershey's Kiss in the middle as they're coming out of the oven! Make them with smooth or creamy peanut butter. Dip them in melted chocolate. Everything's better with chocolate! Be creative and have fun!
My son makes these cookies to sell in the stores. He had to change the recipe slightly to beef them up so they don't break under pressure ~ from people squeezing them! Seriously, people squeeze cookies! Can you imagine? he he! He doesn't put the famous criss-crosses on the tops with the fork though. When you're making hundreds and hundreds of these cookies, who has time for dipping a fork in sugar? BUT, you should, because they are soooo wickedly gorgeous with the criss-cross on top!
My recipe can be found at The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe from Suite101. Remember, they're the online magazine I write for, so I can't republish it here. But it's just a click away and you'll be Smokin'! THEN, go to Stampin' Mama Designs and Erika will walk you through a step-by-step how-to, to make the perfect gift package just right for these cookies.