The girls measured and baked and the stories continued,
They made cookies from years gone by, we rolled and shaped and measured as one who taught me so long ago, and then the telling began and memories flowed of one who shaped many portions of my life. Isn't this how we teach, we pour into and press upon the lives we are blessed to touch. This one, this story about my dear grandmother. How she shaped, how she loved, how she showed she cared, like so many of us homemakers, how when filling a tummy we truly are filling hearts. This is what we were to learn, its not just cups or ingredients, its the memories we were stirring, of time and loved ones gone bye.
Of course with the stirring comes the tasting, the sweet taste of fellowship together.
THE COOKIES MY GRANDMOTHER TAUGHT ME TO BAKE: PEANUT BUTTER!
1/2 CUP BUTTER
1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
1/2 CUP WHITE SUGAR
1/2 CUP PEANUT BUTTER
1/2 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
1 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1/2 TEASPOON VANILLA
Cream butter and then add sugars, beat until smooth. Mix in egg, peanut butter, salt and baking soda. Blend in flour slowly. Add vanilla and mix well. Roll into SMALL balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Press the balls flat with a Sugared Fork (I changed this part, she used flour) Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes... enjoy!