Recipe by Bonnie Taylor
"These are from the war era and are very easy to assemble. I do it in my mixer. My Mom would make these when we came home from school and they were always good with a big glass of milk."
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1 1/4 cups
pretty good, not too sweet, I did roll balls into chopped cocktail peanuts which added a salty note...I'll make them again for sure, maybe add sugar to the chopped nuts
It's an ok recipe, but it's a bit dry which overpowers the peanut butter taste. I would make them again, but I would probably increase the peanut butter by a 1/4 cup.
These get a middling rating because, like another reviewer, I found them to be way too crumbly - fragile, in fact.
The taste was pretty good, but somewhat mild. I did give a few of the best ones to The Woman I Love, and she thought they were great.
On the plus side, these are quick and easy to make. I was in a hurry and didn't mix the wet and dry ingredients exactly as given, so hopefully that didn't affect my results; I did use all the correct ingredients and amounts, though.
This made two batches for me. For the second batch, I used a greased (with butter-flavored cooking spray) cookie sheet, which was a mistake, as the cookies burned a bit. The ungreased, non-stick cookie sheet I used for my first batch worked best.
They came out nice and soft, but bland and salty. =(
I did add 1/4 cup more PB as a previous reviewer stated they would do. The recipe was a little confusing because it says to beat IN the egg, etc, and then add it to the bowl of creamy PB mixture. I slowly added the dry into the wet and also did add just a splash of vanilla. I thought these were GREAT. They had that softness but at the same time a little crunchy and the texture was just what I like in a PB cookie. Melt in your mouth. Thumbs up.
This is the exact recipe I was looking for. Brings back many fond memories of not only eating them but making them too!
Terrible and dry. 10 minutes=burned.
These werent totally awful..but I thought they were much too crumbly and certainly not sweet.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Peanut Butter Cookies from the Forties
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 31
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