Peanut Butter

norbert-rosing-dew-moistened-wildflowers-at-sunriseRecorded by Connie Hopkins Howe, my first cousin, and published on p. 95 of the “Book of Favorite Recipes Compiled by THE FAMILY of GARY AND MARIAN BENNETT.”


1 C. white sugar
1 C. butter
1 egg
2 C. flour
1 C. brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix and drop and press with sugared fork.  Bake at 350 degrees until light brown.


Okay, but you say you want them to be “peanut blossoms,”  A little taller, and more sparkly than Grandma Bennett’s (like a “dew-moistened flower” in a Norbert Rosing image, maybe) and filled in the center with wonderful dollop from Chocolate Town?

Here’s what you do:  Swap half of the butter for a 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening, be a smidge generous with the soda, roll them into balls and then into a bowl of sugar (instead of dropping them and squashing them with  sugary fork, production-line style).  Immediately after baking, remove the cookies from the pan to a cooling rack and place a perfect (they’re all perfect, by the way) unwrapped Hershey’s Kiss in the center of each cookie.

2 Comments on “Peanut Butter

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