Growing up I remember mom going to the Crisco can and finding her favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. It was her go to recipe and is more than 50 years old and I still have this one written on an index card in her hand writing. She's been gone now since 1999 to the angels. Thanks mom, still love this one and miss us making them together.
Now with all the festive ideas out there these seemed to be the perfect way to keep mom's memory alive during the difficult memories of long ago. Here is the recipe dough making Reindeer Peanut Butter Cookies and a festive treat!
Our Childhood Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup shortening ( I like the butter flavored one now)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
mini chocolate chips for the eyes
mini pretzels ears
red hot cinnamon candies for the nose
Preheat oven to 375 degree hot oven
Cream the shortening, sugar and peanut butter together. Add the milk, egg, vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt until evenly combined. Roll into balls, adding tine marks with a fork, or just sprinkle with sugar and flatten slightly. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for around 8 minutes.
For Reindeer, roll into balls then pinch the bottom to a point.
Bake as directed. Add two mini chips for the eyes, a red hot cinnamon candy or m&m in red for the nose and two pretzels for the ears while still hot! Have fun!
+claudia lamascolo Author