Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies & grandma's cookie jar Cookie Recipe Contest!

Yesterday when my youngest grandson was at my house, I made cookies - chocolate chip, peanutbutter cookies . . . one of my family's favorites. When my son and two other grandsons arrived, they went straight to the cookies . . . their smiles told me they approved!

Today I want to share the recipe which put such wonderful smiles on their faces, and announce a grandma's cookie jar cookie recipe contest . . . yes, I'm having a cookie recipe contest with a truly appropriate and wonderful prize!

First, my cookie recipe!
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup peanutbutter
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream all ingredients together - mix until fluffy!
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Add to creamed mixture then drop by the spoonfuls onto ungreased pan. Bake at 375 for seven or eight minutes (my family prefers soft cookies). Cool on a rack and enjoy!

I'm very happy to say Personalization Mall is making available one of their photo cookie jars as the prize for this cookie recipe contest! Yes, one person who submits the winning recipe will be able to choose from their five cookie jar designs, add their own photos and receive a very special cookie jar as their prize! (You will find them at this link.) Personalization Mall allowed me to submit photos of my grandsons for a special cookie jar - which I will review as soon as it arrives. 

So, the details for the contest . . .
  • Share your family's favorite cookie recipe by posting it in the comment section below.
  • You have two weeks - until October 18, 2017 - to share your recipe.
  • From October 19, 2017 until November 19, 2017 you will be able to vote for the recipes you like the most - I'll divide however many recipes are submitted by four - the recipe which receives the most votes each week will move into our final vote beginning on November 20, 2017. 
  • Whichever recipe receives the most votes in our final week of voting will be the winning recipe and the person who submitted it will win their own photo cookie jar from Personalization Mall!
So, what is your family's favorite cookie? Please share the recipe . . . and we all will be "winners" as we will all be able to try new cookie recipes with our families!


  1. My favorites! Oatmeal chocolate chip: Makes 8 dozen

    2 c. unsalted butter, softened (4 sticks)
    1 1/2 c. brown sugar
    1 c. white sugar

    Cream in large bowl.

    2 eggs
    2 tsp. vanilla

    Add to sugar mixture.

    3 cups flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. salt (I use sea salt)

    Whisk together in bowl and add to mixture.

    6 c. oats
    1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate vs. semi sweet)

    Add to bowl.

    Bake at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes

  2. This is my family's favorite recipe. I usually double the recipe since they don't ask long. I came up with it because we all love pb, dark chocolate and pecans.

    Leela's Dark Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Pecan Cookies

    1- 1/8 cups of unbleached white flour
    ½ teaspoon of baking soda
    1 stick of butter, softened
    ½ cup of peanut butter, crunchy
    ½ cup of dark brown sugar
    1 large egg, room temperature
    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    1/3 cup of chopped pecans
    1 cup of dark chocolate (I use Ghiradelli or Dove) cut into chunks

    Heat oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Cream together butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in kitchenaid stand mixer using flat beater. Add egg and vanilla until well blended. Sift together flour and baking soda and blend into rest of mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks and pecans by hand.
    Using a 1 inch mini ice cream scoop, place 1 inch dough scoops onto parchment paper 2 inches apart. Using your fingers flatten dough into circles.
    Bake for 12-14 minutes until completely cooked through.
    Take out of oven and let rest 1 minute. Then cool completely on racks.

  3. My favorite cookies are molasses cookies
    3/4 cup butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 egg
    1/4 cup Molasses
    2 1/4 cups flour
    2 tsp. soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp cloves
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp ginger

    Mix ingredients, chill dough.
    Roll into a ball shape, roll top in sugar, press fork against cookie to make criss cross pattern.
    Bake at 375 for 10 min.

  4. We would wake to the aroma of "Shirley's Peanut Butter Cookies when visiting our dear friend in S.Carolina. These always bring special memories to mind.

    Blend together :
    1/2 cup crisco
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 egg
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    Stir in:
    1 1/4 cup flour sifted with 1/2 tsp baking soda
    Form into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Press down with fork to form a cross.
    Bake 375° for 10 min.

  5. Magic Cookie Bars
    Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F for glass dish). In 13" x 9" baking pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle 1 cup graham cracker crumbs or oatmeal over butter and pat down over butter; pour 1 can sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crust, then sprinkle 1 bag of chocolate chips or M&M's over the condensed milk. Sprinkle 1 cup nuts, I use pecans and 1 cup shredded coconut and pat down with spatula. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool and then enjoy!