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
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.
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