Thursday, October 25, 2012

Found recipes: Peanut butter date cookies

Here's another recipe with peanut butter. Note that the word "Good!" is listed in the corner of the card.

Peanut butter date cookies

  • ½ C (1 stick) butter
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • 1 C firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ C chunk style peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ C water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 C sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 C uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 C chopped dates

Cream butter with sugars and peanut butter. Add eggs, water and vanilla and beat until creamy. Sift flour, salt and baking soda together and add to creamed mixture and blend. Add oats and dates. Mix until oats are moistened and dates are dispersed. Drop teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° 10-12 min. Do not over bake — will be soft and light brown. Cool for 5 min then remove from sheet. 4½ - 5 doz.

If anyone tries these (or any of this week's other desserts), come back and let us know how they turned out in the comments section.

Tomorrow night's final recipe: A three-layer pie!


  1. Alternatively, try this super-easy-to-remember set of ingredients: 1, 1, and 1. That is, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 egg. Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Yields about a dozen.

    Thank you, Mrs. Schott, for this middle school home ec recipe. The cookies rock. We make them every year. Now I'm hungry.

    1. Mrs. Schott should be fired from home ec. Peanut butter, sugar and egg would make a sloppy mess without flour.....

    2. I wholeheartedly disagree with the "sloppy mess" part of your comment, Mr./Ms. Anonymous October 26, 2012 8:52 AM. I make these cookies at least once every year, and flour is *not* needed. In fact, I contend that using flour is messier because flour tends to go everywhere with just a little "poof" of air. The "1, 1, and 1" PB cookies are extremely easy to work with, and the PB acts as the "glue" that holds everything together.

      I suggest that you consider trying the recipe before writing it off so soundly.

    3. Also, and most importantly, they taste GREAT!