Family Bake Off

Oh, what the heck!  It’s a blustery winter afternoon…-16 here in Calgary, not factoring in the wind chill.

Dad left a voice mail this morning saying that he was making Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies and that I should be jealous that I’m not in Belleville, Ontario to share them.

I started making my own batch after he e mailed me this recipe.

Kay’s Peanut Butter Cookies

1/3 Cup shortening

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Egg slightly beaten

1 Cup Flour

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp Salt

Sugar for coating

Cream together shortening and sugars, add peanut butter.
Mix in egg.
Add dry ingredients.
Roll into balls, then roll in sugar.

greased cookie sheet , press flat with a fork.

350 oven for 10 minutes.


(True confession…after doing a mass message out to the family, with this recipe, Dad revealed that this is, in fact, my sister-in-law, Ann-Marie’s recipe…that Mom always used butter instead of shortening…but, regardless, these cookies are delicious!)

I’m including any participant photographs here…and giving credit!

The first dozen of my cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies Kath

I got two and a half dozen, in the end.  I used dark brown sugar.Peanut Butter Cookies 2 001Cliff and Grace used three eggs…this is how they turned out.  No fork?

Peanut Butter Cookies Grace and CliffMy cousin Anne,  living in Kansas, made a lovely batch.  And…it turns out that her mother used to criss-cross the fork marks while flattening. :0)

Peanut Butter Cookies Anne

I’m waiting for the rest of the photos to come in and will post here…thanks for participating! I love you all…on warm days and cold days and in-between-days!