Saturday, March 26, 2011

Peanut Butter Round-Ups

The perfect snack.  Peanut butter cookies  and a big glass of milk. 

My son has been home on spring break.  Today we made peanut butter cookies, so he would have some home-baked goodies to take with him when he returns to school tomorrow.

This old family favorite is easy to make.


1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown  sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup oatmeal

Beat together shortening and sugars.
Add eggs.
Add peanut butter.
Sift dry ingredients together and mix into creamed mixture.
Stir in oatmeal.

Shape into 1 inch balls.  Flatten with a  floured fork.
Bake in 350 degree oven  for  about 12 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
Stand back and watch your son gobble them up.

(Makes 6 dozen cookies)


  1. One of my favorite cookies, and here I sit blogging tonight,eating yogurt and blueberries. I love old recipes , they are always no fail. Enjoy your time with your son and the cookies.

  2. yum that looks good, I am sure your son appreciates your efforts!

  3. Oh, this brings back memories. My mother would bake these regularly, a sweet reminder of childhood. I can taste right now the ones that were left in the oven a bit too long but I liked the slightly burnt around the edge taste..Thanks for sharing these.

  4. Soft Peanut Butter Cookies are my favorites...I can just imagine the beautiful memories you created for your son. He will remember this forever, and share the day with his own son someday. What a way to spend the day together.
    Your recipe is a keeper and thanks for sharing. Safe travels to your Son.

  5. It sounds like you spent the day in the best way possible. I've never tried peanut butter cookies with oatmeal - sounds a treat!

  6. Sound good and I bet both of you had a great time.

    Have a great Sunday.


  7. Hey Gayle, just mention peanut butter and you have my attention.........
    Then mention cookies and milk in the same sentence and I'm a gonna, yum.

    Sounds good, will have to try this recipe for sure.

    Just need to buy a jar of peanut butter a I have eaten the last lot,m oops.

    Claire :)

  8. I haven't had peanut butter cookies in a long time-have to correct that:@)

  9. yum, i was just thinking about making some cookies, Tink

  10. They look really tasty! I've never had peanut butter cookies, but they look really nice! Thanks for the recipe! :) x

  11. What a beautiful picture.
    these are the first cookies i ever made when i was ten. From my grandma's settelment cookbook.
    You reminded me to make them again and soon.

  12. M~m~m...peanut butter cookies are my "Mr. Ed's" favorites! I must try your recipe this week to treat him. Thank you for your sweet comment concerning our Maurice and your visit On Crooked Creek. Stop by again soon!

  13. I love peanut butter, but not in cookies. Seems it gets a different taste when in a cookie. I am sure it is just me.

  14. Wonderful recipe --I will make these for my Mom as she loves peanut butter.

    Thank you for your congratulations on my new grandson ..we are very blessed! Congrats on your new grand niece --it was a happy day for all of us! :)

  15. Those cookies look so good, enjoy your time with your son~

  16. Great I've been looking for this recipe. How come I always find food blogs when I'm hungry.Must be nice to have him home.

  17. Those look so yummy!!!!!! Thank you for the comment on my post. =)

  18. Yum! I've been in the mood for oatmeal raisin, but my son ate all the raisins.

  19. Yum!
    Peanut butter is a gift from God


  20. wow, that looks delicious... I just had dinner, but there is some room left for this treat!
    Love, Maaike

  21. WOW! One of my favorite cookies of all time! I can't eat sugar now though and I miss them! Eat one for me! ♥

  22. Mmm...those peanut butter cookies look so good! Those of one of my son's favorites. Better not show him your blog or he'll want me to make some NOW, lol.

    (Your long-lost sister! ;-) )

  23. Nothing I like fact I just did a post on the same kind of them! :D

  24. Yum! One of my favorite cookies. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Thanks for sharing your recipe

  25. Yummy! You're such a good mama!

  26. I am quite smitten with Peanut Butter Cookies but I love the raw cookie dough even more!!!

    My Grandma Dow and I made PB cookies once while my Mom was out doin' chores. When Mom finished we had a small plate with five or six cookies. My Grandma liked the dough as much as I do!!! Heehehehe

    I think of her every-time I bake Pb cookies! :o)

    God bless and have a terrific Tuesday!!!

  27. There is nothing better than homemade cookies.........especially when you go away from home! Enjoy your time with your son! blessings,Kathleen

  28. Thanks for your lovely comment about my rabbit-mouse!
    I do have two wonderful kids! :-)

    And those cookies look soooo yummy ... am getting hungry!!!

  29. I am going into the kitchen to see if I have all the ingredients to make these peanut butter cookies!
    They sound delicious...and everyone can wake up to the smell....i love homemaking.

    Thanks for haring.
    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

  30. I know this is an older post of yours, but I saw it in the sidebar, and it caught my eye, because I have the same Liberty Blue dishes! I love them and look for them in antique stores whenever I can.

    Oh, and the cookies look amazing!


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