Just look at that cookie.
and so wonderful.
These are one of my very favorite cookies. I think part of why I love them so much is because of where the recipe came from.
Mary Lou. She was one of the sweetest, kindest women I have ever known. From the very first time I met her, she greeted me with a great big hug. That was the start of a wonderful friendship. And she was my friend.
I feel so blessed that I can say that. She taught me so much about being a mom, without even knowing she did it. But she taught me by example. When you walked into her home, hugs and kisses were lavished on you along with the best smile.
You knew you were welcome there, not because she was expecting you but because she was genuinely glad to see you. And we talked almost every day. About everything, about nothing. We were closer than most friends ever get to be. We lost her way to soon.
Now this recipe was not originally hers. It came from her sister-n-law, Aunt Barbara.
Aunt Barbara was just like Mary Lou, full of love and life.
Southern women are born nurturers. It doesn’t matter who’s baby it is, they will grab that baby and love on him/her. Giving and getting “sugar” Stopping what ever they are doing and giving full attention to the child.
And most southern women can cook. Boy can they cook. Nothing will ever compare to Aunt Barbara’s biscuits. She tried to teach me once. But since she made her biscuits in a giant tin of flour, adding ingredients until the dough “felt right” I was never able to grasp her recipe.
So when ever we make these cookies, I think of these two women.
These cookies are different from most peanut butter cookies, to me they are more of a cross between a peanut butter cookie and a sugar cookie. And adding the butterfingers to them was not in the original recipe.
I totally got this idea from The Farm Girl. She posted her recipe for peanut butter cookies with Butterfinger bars chopped up in them and I thought, I have to give this a try. But I did want to use my own recipe.
Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 8 snack size Butterfinger bars, chopped (optional but really good in the cookies)
- extra granulated sugar for rolling
- Stir together flour, soda and salt and set aside. In a mixing bowl, Beat butter for about 30 seconds, just to cream it a bit. Add sugars and peanut butter. Beat until fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla, beat well. Add flour mixture and mix until all combined.
- Now fold in your chopped Butterfinger bars. Shape dough into 1-inch balls then roll balls in granulated sugar.Place on ungreased cookie sheet and crisscross with a fork. You know what I'm talking about, the marks you make for peanut butter cookies. Don't place cookies too close together, these spread....alot.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 9-10 minutes, I cook mine for 9 1/2 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes. Remove to racks to cool completely.
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com
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