My granddaughter, Portia, was a little upset with me for not having this recipe posted when she was in the mood for peanut butter cookies. Luckily, she could call me for it. For the rest of you cookie lovers; here’s the recipe!
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups self-rising flour
additional granulated sugar
1. In a large mixer bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy. Beat in the flour a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
2. Scoop by teaspoonfuls and roll into a ball; roll each ball in granulated sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2-inches apart. Dip a fork in granulated sugar and criss-cross each cookie, pressing down to flatten cookie slightly.
3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 9 to 11 minutes* or until very lightly browned around edges of cookies. Let cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
* Do Not over bake or cookies will be hard!