Do You Like Handmade Family Cookbooks?

Hand made recipe boxOur love of food comes starts in the home very early in life. Maybe we were good babies and ate everything we were fed, but somehow I doubt it. Most of us have special memories surrounding foods, whether it be a holiday standard like green beans with mushroom soup and fried onions on top or what your mother made you when you were sad. Since I reserve Sunday for family centered activities, I am going to be posting our family recipes on Sundays.  As we get further into the year, I will be inviting you to make a family cookbook. If you don’t have your own recipes, feel free to use mine!

I will be using Microsoft Word so it will be easy for you to copy and paste onto cards if you desire the recipe.  So here is my favorite Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe. It comes straight out of the Betty Crocker Cookbook my mother had when I was a child.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • ¼ c granulated sugar
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c peanut butter
  • ¼ c shortening
  • ¼ c butter/margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ c all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Heat Oven to 375° F
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4″ balls. Place about 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in a crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar. (I think my mom used flour)
  4. Bake nine to ten (9-10) minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.


That’s it. Easy as could be.  I hope you enjoy this recipe and the series featured every Sunday. Here is a recipe cards that were posted last year, not done by me, but they give you a good idea of things you can do with the recipes.

Creatively, Carol