April 18, 2010

Bambi's Peanut Butter Cookies - a Family Recipe


I am really excited this month to share a family recipe with you.  For the first time ever I am going to get to share a recipe that is from a family member on my Dad's side of the family! Facebook has been something I don't regret getting into!  It has put me in touch with family I never got to see on a regular basis.  If you ask me, that makes it a real good thing!
Just a little while ago I posted about a peanut butter cookie recipe that I like to make that is from a 70's cookbook.  I also mentioned that my cousin Nichole (on my mom's side of the family) told me that the cookie recipe I posted was a family favorite of theirs.  Her mention of the cookie made me want to make it again (which I did!). 

I posted about the recipe and when the post went up, my cousin Cheryl told me about a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies that her daughter Bambi makes.  Bambi, whom I have never met - but seen photos of,  really resembles me, just a much younger me!  The first time I saw her photo I thought I was looking in a magic mirror.  Only because I was young again.   ;o) Cheryl's dad and my dad are brothers.  The only boys in their family!   This is the family where I have all those Christmas Eve gathering memories of that I hold dear to my heart.    I finally made Bambi's recipe today.  Like Cheryl, I have to be in a peanut butter cookie mood in order to eat them.  They are very good!  It is good to know a recipe like this is so good and now I have a recipe I can make for my friends who cannot eat gluten!
I will be submitting this to Lynda of Lynda's Recipe Box for our Family Recipes Event.  This event was started by Laura of The Spiced Life and myself last April.  I can't believe it has been a whole year already of Family Recipes!  In the last few month's Laura has had to take a break from the event but Lynda and I will be carrying on as long as there is interest and people want to submit!  Family Recipes are very special to most people and it has a lot of meaning and feeling behind the making of these recipes.  This is the heart of our event.  The memories that the recipe evokes and the love behind it all.  

Bambi's Peanut Butter Cookies

1- cup of peanut butter
1- cup of light brown sugar
1-egg
dash of cinnamon and vanilla(for taste)
(you can add peanut butter chips and or milk chocolate chips)or leave plain...

Mix all together with electric mixer.  Scoop with small cookie scoop onto baking sheet and flatten with a glass bottom dipped in sugar.  Bake 350 till sides are set, approximately 8 minutes.

30 comments:

cad said...

Thanks for sharing this cookie recipe with your readers... it is awesome...

Peter M said...

I love peanut butter cookies, sometimes more than chocolate chip and who can argue with Bambi?

Cristine said...

Thanks a lot... Now I want to go make PB cookies at 730pm. :) They look great!

pegasuslegend said...

I love these they look awesome!

Fallon said...

This is so easy, going to keep this bookmarked for an emergency! I haven't had a PB cookie in a while.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Hubby loves all things peanutbutter, so I'll give these a try...but NO flour? Feels wierd.

Katy ~ said...

Peanut butter cookies are among my all time favorite, if not the favorite. Excellent family recipe.

Deeba PAB said...

Like the new look, and am loving these cookies. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

Amanda said...

I love PB cookies, these look fabulous!

Linda said...

Hubby LOVES PB cookies, and I really am going to have to try flourless peanut butter cookies at some point--I've seen the recipe before, and some people swear by it. Did Grumpy like them?

teresa said...

oh i love these cookies! my mom made some really similar to these and they were awesome!

Suzanne a.k.a. vivisue said...

I agree with you on the Facebook thing. Wow, I could never imagined getting back in touch with friends from high school and staying more in touch with family members, i.e. nieces and nephews and getting to know them better. This recipe looks amazing and no flour? Wow! PBCs are our favorite and this one is next on the cookie-making list! Great post!

Mags said...

Hubby's going to thank you big time for this recipe. PB cookies are his favorite!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Nice way to begin the week with a dozen of these PB cookies for tea - time mmm :)

Have a great week!

Gera

Pam said...

I haven't had peanut butter cookies for so long - these look perfect!

That shrimp dish down below is calling my name...yum!

noble pig said...

Oh those look so yummy!

Jessie said...

my kind of cookies! PB cookies are one of my many favorite cookies too

Talita said...

Yummy!!! Really comfort food!

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like the bake up crispy and delicious! How nice that you keep in touch.

Cookin' Canuck said...

How fun for you to be able to connect with so many family members. Food really does have a way of bringing people together. I'm really curious to try this recipe - I'm guessing that it's addictive.

tasteofbeirut said...

I tried this recipe once a long time ago after seeing it in a newspaper clipping! Love it and so great not to have to fuss with flour and the rest of it!

vickys said...

I'm always up for a quick, 4 ingredients recipe! And it's family certified yummy too! :)

Tami said...

Years ago a friend at church made these cookies and I asked her for the recipe. When I read it and saw no flour I told her she had left something out of the recipe! I had never imagined that would not have flour!

They are the best peanut butter cookies ever!

Bellini Valli said...

I must say that I find peanut butter cookies and a tall, cold glass of milk to be very comforting Shelby.

Megan said...

This is my daughters favorite cookie recipe but we use white sugar. I'll (she'll) have to try it with the brown sugar. That sounds way better!

Mrs. L said...

There is nothing better to me than a really good peanut butter cookie, as they are my favorite. My gram used to make something like this. Brings back memories. I'll have to make these!

Bambi said...

Thanks for posting Shelby:) These cookies are like eating baked PB fudge! It is very nice to have gotten to know you and I still am in shock everytime I see your picture how we resemble each other and to top it off our shared love of food:)

Vera said...

My kids love peanut butter! I will definitely add this to my long "to bake" list. Thank you :)

Lynda said...

Love, love, love peanut butter cookies; I think this recipe is in my Mother's collection too!I must dig it out.

gail said...

My mom made the exact same cookies! I LOVE them!

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