Peanut butter cookies may not be a part of every family’s holiday assortment, but they always have been in mine. For as long as I can remember, Christmas time meant the prerequisite sugar cookies, my Aunt Thelma’s tea cookies, chocolate chip cookies, my mother’s famous wrecked fudge and my mother’s famous peanut butter cookies.
This is not my mother’s recipe. It was passed down to my wife by her grandmother, and while they are not exactly the same as the cookies my mother used to make, they are delicious nonetheless. (I’ll post my Mom’s version as soon as I can wrestle it out of my sister.)
These little gems are definitely one of the best recipes for a peanut butter cookie that I’ve ever had, and I haven’t been shying away from the plat of them, either. As a matter of fact, I’m a bit worried that my current trend of losing pounds is about to end, at least for a while. I don’t really think I mind though. These cookies are well worth an extra pound or two. I hope you’ll agree.
Are peanut butter cookies on your holiday must have list? If not, what cookies or confections are always on your Holiday table? I really would love to know.
Mamie's Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Serving Size: 3 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Like many holiday standards, this is a family recipe that has been passed down from grandmother to granddaughter and will never be modified. Call me sentimental, I really don’t mind. *wink*.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Peanut Butter Cookies from Simply Recipes
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies from Gluten Free Girl
- Outrageous Nutrageous Peanut Butter Cookies from Bake or Break
My mom has baked these forever, from a recipe on a Domino’s Sugar box. While they aren’t part of the Xmas roster, they are an historic family favorite.
Thanks, Jerry, for offering assistance re: Blogger to WordPress. I’ll be in touch after the holidays. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas!
I think they were on our christmas table by popular demand of a couple of peanut luvvin’ carpet monkeys. (Namely my sister and myself.) In any event, they’re always there.
It’s no problem. I remember working with blogger pre-having-my-own-server days. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the reasons I now have my own server. And I wouldn’t be a very good foodie if I wasn’t willing to help out, now would I?
Peanut butter cokkies are my faovrites. Nalani loves them probably more than I do. I can’t wait to try ths recipe. Let you know how they turn out.
Yeah !!! I nearly made peanut butter cookies once. I didn’t have one component and gave up. I was using a recipe from Nick over at Hot Sauce Blog. He had one that used a tsp or 1/2 of one of cayenne. Yay for cookies!
Please do hon! I really do miss you guys!
I dunno if I’d want to go for PB cookies with cayenne… Chocolate cookies or ganache, sure. But I don’ mess wit’ my PB cookies.
Terrific post and I enjoyed your views on this. I hope this holiday season brings you everything you’ve hoped for. I can’t wait to get the Christmas Lights out and start decorating. Wishing you all the best and will keep reading your blog in the future. Thanks!