I’m excited that this is my 1000th post! I have come a very long way since my first post and I’m looking forward to 1000 more!
I have so many posts to get out for December, but I couldn’t pass up this fun challenge! The Coastie Couple and The Petite Mrs. have come up with an amazing twelve days of blogmas challenge!
So, on the first day of blogmas The Coastie Couple and The Petite Mrs. gave to me…
1 Holiday Tradition
Baking cookies with my grandma was always a favorite tradition from my childhood. We always made cookies and cut them into Santas, stars, reindeer, trees, wreaths, and stockings, My grandma would make icing and I would decorate the cookies and put sprinkles, red hots, colored sugar, and chocolate chips on them. I would always make nine reindeer. One cookie for each of Santa’s reindeer. Wight of them had chocolate chip noses and one had a red hot for a nose. You can’t have Santa’s reindeer without a Rudolph!
This year is my family’s first Christmas without my grandma and I decided that I was going to make three of her cookie recipes to honor her memory. I didn’t make the cut cookies this year, but I will soon. Here’s the first of the three cookies I made to honor my grandma this year.
Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies
The first cookie recipe I made was Peanut Butter cookies. When I was little I really liked making these with my grandma. She would always let me make the crisscross pattern on them with the fork.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
This is usually the point where I start mixing with my hands. It makes it a lot easier to get all the little bits mixed into the dough.
Chill dough for at least two hours or over night. It really only needs to be chilled for at least two hours.
Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place 3 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten them with a fork dipped in flour in a crisscross pattern.