You will love this recipe for these cookies if you do.
I remember first eating peanut butter cookies in elementary school. My memory of them is that they tasted heavenly and melted in my mouth.
In this recipe I added another step once they are baked. They look pretty and taste divine. Enjoy!
This recipe was taken from our newspaper many years ago and is one of my favorites.
When the cookies are baked and cooled, I dip half of the cookie in melted chocolate using melted chocolate chips.
Well, I’m a little late, but managed to bake my first batch of cookies yesterday.
I used a recipe that I cut out of a C and H box of sugar many years ago and you can tell by the stains on the card that it was used many times.
These little delights are very easy and you don’t need very many ingredients, although I did add one additional ingredient to make it my own.
I added a 1/2 tsp. of Abuelita granulated Mexican chocolate mix to the flour mixture and 1/2 tsp. of the chocolate mix to the sugar and cinnamon mixture just to give it a little punch of extra flavor.
Although the recipe calls for 10 minutes of bake time, you might want to try 9 min. The 10 minutes gave my cookies a toasted bottom.
These would be good with some Canela ( a Mexian drink made from cinnamon sticks.)
Many years ago when our kids were youngsters, I did a lot of baking at Christmas time.
I would start on December 1st and continue baking until the 23rd. My plan was to bake a batch of cookies every day and then freeze them.
All our relatives would receive a plate of cookies for the holidays. They all enjoyed the goodies and I think they actually looked forward to receiving them.
Our son confessed that he would sneak into the freezer and take a few of his favorites out to eat secretly.
Our oldest daughter has taken over now and bakes as much as she can. This year, I feel like baking and plan on taking a few of my favorite cook books out to use.
I’ll be posting some favorite recipes and hope that some of you will try them out.
It’s still a little early for baking but I’m getting myself ready for sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies, chocolate crinkles, gingerbread cookies…………..
I have been feeling very nostalgic for my mom’s cooking and baking lately. It might be because of my age that I long for those “good ole days”.
She would bake delicious cookies never having to use a recipe. One cookie that I loved was her Anise cookies which I have not eaten since I was a child.
I searched for a recipe that I thought my mom would use, something simple, but tasty.
Most of the recipes I found asked for rum or brandy…….no that would not do. We never had fancy liquor in our house, nor would my parents be able to afford to purchase liquor just to use in a recipe.
Luckily, I found a simple recipe on http://www.cooks.com.
1 c. butter (softened) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c.sugar 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. anise seed
And to make it my own I added about 1/2 tsp. of orange zest.
With mixer beat butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour, anise seed, and orange zest. Refrigerate 60 minutes. Roll flat and cut with cookie cutter. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool and then roll in cinnamon and powdered sugar after baking.
♥Love this recipe. The cookies were more of a shortbread type cookie and very good.
I truly don’t remember what my mom’s cookies tasted like, I just know that I loved them.
By the way my hubby , my oldest grandson, and my oldest daughter gave me a 5 star rating on the cookies. My son-in-law, Aaron gave me a 4.7 rating…. hmmm.
I have always had an overactive sweet tooth. Loving sweets is my big vice and I believe I inherited this from my mother.
She loved baking early in the morning. I think she did her baking early because we did not have air conditioning when I was a young girl.
My mother would bake brownies, or cookies and sometimes cake. She never used recipes, just whipped something up.
Another sinful treat was peanut butter mixed with Log Cabin syrup. We stirred it up till it was creamy. (I still do this when there is nothing else sweet to eat.) Yummy!
A sweet treat that my kids have liked since they were in grammar school, is Chocolate Crackles. This recipe has been in my recipe book for at least 30 years and I haven’t made it for at least 15 years.
So I put my baking apron on, not really, and decided to do some baking. I just completed this apron and it was a royal pain to make. Anyway, back to my baking.
Here is the recipe and it’s showing its age.
The recipe also calls for walnuts, but my kids never liked nuts in their cookies, so I just left them out.♥♥♥♥