Mixing it Up!

    Mmm, we are enjoying the smell of fresh baked peanut butter cookies today.

    I finally bought the mixer I have been dreaming about for years, the KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus. We bake lots of cookies and cakes and when our hand mixer broke, I was able to find the model I wanted on sale.

    A cool sunny day, cold milk and four dozen cookies warm from the oven. The milk bottle has a 'Brampton Jerseys' imprinted on the front. The two dresser scarves were crocheted by my dad's mom in the early 1900's and the battenburg placemat was a wedding gift.

    With growing boys, not many of these make it to the freezer! The peanutbutter cookie recipe was given to me and originates from a 1950's home ec textbook.

    Do you enjoy baking?

    Edited to add: Chris from Red Gate Farm suggested I add the recipe, so here it is. Old fashioned and maybe not so healthy, but very tasty.

    Peanut Butter Cookies

    1 cup shortening
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup peanutbutter
    3 cups flour
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 Tbsp. cold water
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Cream shortening, add brown sugar and white sugar and cream together. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add peanutbutter, vanilla and water and blend. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix well. Shape into small balls (approx. 1"). Place on cookie sheet and flatten with fork dipped in cold water. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. They are soft when first out of oven. Cool. Makes appox. 4 dozen.

    I'm linking to Funky Junk Interiors SNS. Thanks, Donna, for continuing to host this party.


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