Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

So I've heard today, June 12th 2012, is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! I hear these things but never really know if it's true. So I did little searching and according the the American Holidays today is the National Peanut Butter Cookie Day listed under the American Food Holidays (no, I didn't know there was such a list). 

Today is also my son's last day of his first year in high school - a celebration indeed. So off to the store I went and picked up the ingredients I didn't have on hand (such as Peanut Butter - yep, usually I find something to make and I don't have the main ingredient). 

Not much to say except my all time favorite cookie is a traditional peanut butter cookie made with Jif® Peanut Butter. 

Here is my favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe...
Recipe adapted from Jif.com


  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup JIF® Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Butter Flavor CRISCO® Stick
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies.
  2. Combine brown sugar, JIF® peanut butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.
  5. Bake one baking sheet at a time for 7-8 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. Do not over-bake. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely. 
Enjoy with a big glass of ice cold milk!! 

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