Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! Is there a cookie making frenzy in your kitchen? How wonderful to hop from blog to blog to see all of the holiday traditional cookies being baked all across the country...all across the world!
When I had my article on the molasses cookies, a woman wrote to me and said she grew up with a similar cookie in Pakistan. It just tickles me to imagine that.
We definitely have our holiday favorites over here. Snowballs, butter spritz cookies, 'Aunt Jeanne's' oatmeal cookies, and gingerbread are popular around our kitchen.
R. and I decided that we wanted something with peanut butter this year. We are calling these "one-sided cookies" because only one side of the family likes anything with peanut butter. With only 50% of the four of us eating these it sounded like a good deal to the peanut butter lovers ~ so here they are...
My Christmas menu is almost all penciled in. I always think I am going to strike out and create all new dishes. I'm always tempted by something fancy shmancy that I see appear that year. Then, I start to hear the comments.
"But, we're not going to have potatoes au gratin?"
"But, we're not going to have a Bûche de Noël?"
That's music to this Mamas ears. Of course we will. We'll have all of the traditional favorites. No Problem.
Traditions are so important to establish and enjoy. For so many of us parents, traditions happen over the years our children move from babies to young adults and we don't even realize we've created them.
Isn't that wonderful?
Happy baking everyone...from our home to yours!
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375˚F
In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy.
Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and combine until forms a dough.
Scoop up by the tablespoon and roll in a bowl of sugar.
(Snippet's Notes: Don't make the balls too big or they will flatten out too much)
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes