My best friend has a granddaughter that we call Miss Miranda. When she was little and liked something yummy she would say: Dee-rishus! So now, we all still use the term . . . and it definitely comes to mind when these little gems come out of the oven. It’s a miracle My Cowboy doesn’t burn his mouth on them. He nearly takes them right off the spatula and gobbles them down!
This is my favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe ever. I used to make these with my mother when I was only 5 years old. She would put my little red polka-dot apron me, stand me on a chair, and put everything in front of me on the kitchen table and I would follow all the steps she told me. I’m sure she’s also mostly responsible for why I LOVE to eat cookie dough before the cookies are even baked!
But most of them manage to make it into the oven . . . here’s the recipe for you, so you can hear all of your family exclaim “Dee-rishus”, too:
Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup shortening (I use Crisco)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 beaten eggs
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Cream together the shortening, butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla. Add the eggs and beat thoroughly. Stir in peanut butter.
Stir together flour, soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture.
Form dough into tiny balls; roll in granulated sugar, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press with the back of a fork to make a criss-cross. (If you prefer, you can also roll the dough and cut it with cookie cutters.)
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Makes 7-8 dozen.