Peanut Butter and Cookies

Nearly every Saturday after Brownies my sister and/or I filled the tins.  It was a ritual. We tended to make the same things even though we had the entire Edmond’s Cookbook at our disposal.  There were yo yoes, which went a long way as we never ever joined them together.  I made them recently and felt defiant as I sandwiched them together with creamy butter icing – luxury!  And there were afghans. I remember hoovering the left over chocolate icing but I can’t recall the walnut.  If there were peanuts in the cupboard, we would make peanut brownies.

We would tuck a biscuit inside the top fold of the greaseproof paper that wrapped our two white sandwiches.  I’m still partial to biscuits. My eye caught the cake rack at Astoria on Friday  – a row of peanut butter cookies.  Having never had one before I felt obliged to purchase.  It was crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle and with a deliciously sweet and salty flavour.

Cookies and Milk

Cookies and Milk

It was time to add them to my repertoire so I turned to google.   After reading several sites and blogs I was still undecided.  Should I try chewy, classic, chunky chocolate, healthy or oatmeal?  I threw a metaphoric dart at the map and settled on a simple recipe  on  And it was simple except for the 1/2 cup of soft butter.  Have you tried squiggy-ing butter into a 1/2 cup measure?  Of course, I turned to the front of Edmond’s Cookbook to convert it to grams – and then checked it on google!

Peanut Butter Cookies in the making

Peanut Butter Cookies in the making

5 thoughts on “Peanut Butter and Cookies

  1. Just opened my emails and surprise, surprise, one from “Chow Ciao” – welcome back to my world Heather have missed your blogs. Hopefully more will be on there way. Your writing is so witty & entertaining – I enjoy it.

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