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As a teenager, growing up a bright green Chillicothe Manor house was
some of the best times in my life.

Full of the easy, fun filled, life that youth offers up so readily.  Filled
with friends, family, pets, and food.

Speaking of food, I remember, one of my childhood friends lived right
across the street in a red house.  Chuck.

Chuck simply loved peanut butter. His entire teenage growth years
were fueled by peanut butter straight up and on sandwiches.  He
invented new ways to eat peanut butter, that up until Chuck, weren't
even in existence.  Now I see them everywhere.  Peanut butter, jelly
and banana slices.  Peanut butter, honey, and jelly.  Peanut butter
and bologna. Mash potatoes and peanut butter. Bacon and peanut

Chuck declared peanut butter was best served with a side of Saturday
afternoon  TV.  In those days, Saturday afternoon TV consisted of  
Godzilla and other sci-fi movies.  What a way to pass your time, huh?

Along towards late afternoon, before the evening would begin, we
would gather on Chuck's front porch feeding our brains with Mad
Magazines, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction, and a variety of comics.  
Yes, of course, the girls would be reading Tiger Beat.

I will never forget Chuck's insane love of peanut butter.  He was a
great kid.  Peanut butter, sci-fi, and Mad Magazines.  Hey, Chuck,
how's the Coast Guard treatin ya?

Now, here are some free peanut butter recipes taken from
handwritten recipes found in journals, recipe boxes, off napkins and
any place old recipes hide.

This page is decated to Chuck Miller and those of you who love peanut
Eileen Demond's Peanut Butter Cookies
This recipe card is handwritten, and has a date on it of
June, 1958.

1 Cup Sugar                
1 Tsp. Maple Flavor
1/2 Cup Crisco            
1 Heaping Tbsp Peanut Butter
2 Eggs1/2 t salt            
Tbsp Milk
Mix together then add
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 Tsp Soda
1 Cup nuts or Raisins -  your choice.
Bake 15 Minutes at 375 degrees.
Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Caramel Coconut Drops at Boise Elevation
Peanut Butter Cookies

1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Peanut Butter
2 Cups Flour - NOT Sifted.
2 Eggs
2 tsp Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla

Cream Shortening and sugar, add the eggs and beat well.  Add
the Peanut Butter, then add the flour.  When all other ingredients
are added, add vanilla. Place bowl in refrigerator to chill, then
shape in soft balls.  Press top of each with a fork to flatten on
cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 10 to 12 minutes.
Peanut Blossoms by Brenda Keck

1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter 1 egg
2 tbsp. milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate Stars
Put all ingredients in mixing bowl and
mix well.  Form into balls about 1
teaspoon size.
Roll in granulated sugar.  Bake 10 to
12 minutes at 375 degrees.  Remove
from oven and press chocolate star
into center until cookie cracks.  DO
NOT REHEAT.  Do not stack until
chocolate is firm..Freezes well.

Peanut Butter Cookies
1 stick Oleo, 1/2 cup milk, and 2 cups
sugar - Boil for 1 minute.
Add while hot:
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 to 4 cup Quick Oats
Drop by teaspoon on wax paper.  
No Bake Cookies

2 cups granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter (I like crunchy)
3 cups quick cooking rolled oats -
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together sugar, cocoa,
margarine and milk in a saucepan.  
Bring to boil and boil 1 minute, then
add peanut butter, oats and vanilla.  
Mix well.  Quickly drop by spoonfuls
onto waxed paper.
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Mom's Cookie Recipes
Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup Spry
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons soda
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs - well beaten
2 cups - sifted flour
Combine Spry, salt, and peanut butter,
and mix well.  Add sugar, then brown
sugar and cream thoroughly.  Add
beaten eggs, mix well.  Add flour and
blend.  Drop from teaspoons on greased
baking sheets.  Press cookies lightly with
forks to flatten the top and to make
attractive tops.  Bake in moderately slow
oven at 325 degrees for 15 to 20
minutes.  Makes 5 dozen.
Peanut Butter Rounds - recipe from the 1950's

1 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 cup brown sugar - firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup finely cut raisins.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  
Cream the shortening with peanut butter and orange rind.  Add
brown and granulated sugar and cream well.  Beat in egg and
add raisins.  Mix in dry ingredients until blended.  Pinch off small
pieces and roll to make small balls.  Place on ungreased baking
sheet and press flat with tongs of a fork.  Bake in moderate -
350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
Cream above well.

Add 1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
Beat well

Sift together
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

Work into first mixture.  This makes a very stiff dough.  Roll into
small bits (small walnut sizes).  Place on greased sheet.  Flatten
with fork prongs, pressing across both ways to leave imprints.  
Bake in 325 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Peanut Marshmallow No Bake Bars
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 lb marshmallows
5 cups dry cereal

Cheerios, Kix, Sugar Jets, Trix or Puffed Wheats
Melt margarine, peanut butter and marshmallows over hot water.

Place cereal in large bowl.  Stir in peanut butter mixture and
blend well.  Spoon mixture into a buttered 9 x 9 x 1 3.4 inch
pan. Cool and cut into bars

Salted Peanut Cookies
(She left no baking instructions with her recipe, you will just
have to use your best judgment.)
2 cups brown sugar
1 cups shortening
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup cornflakes
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 cup salted nuts
1 tsp. vanilla
Form in balls and press on cookie sheets.  They will raise quite a

Another of her Salted Peanut Cookie Recipe, again, she
left no baking instructions.  Use your best judgment.
1 cup  Brown Sugar
1 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 t. B.P. (I assume she means Baking Powder)
1 cup salted peanuts
1 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
Make into "balls"

Agnes's Salted Peanut Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup melted shortening
3/4 cup salted peanuts, whole with jackets
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 t. soda
1/2 t. Baking Powder
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cornflakes
Bake - Makes about 40 or 50

Peanut Butter and Marshmellow Crackers
Spread soda crackers, saltines, vanilla wafers, and graham
crackers with peanut butter.  The goodest kind.  Top with
marshmallows.  Run into hot oven until marshmallows melt and
is golden brown.  Serve hot.  Everyone will love them.
Peanut Butter Swirls
12 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 chunk style peanut butter
1 egg
2 tbls milk
1 1/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 6oz. pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
Cream shortening and sugar.  Beat in peanut
butter, egg and mil. Sift together flour, salt, and
sod;  Stir into creamed mixture.  Place dough on
lightly floured waxed paper, roll into 15x8x1/4"
rectangle.  Melt chocolate over hot water.  Cool
slightly, spread over dough.  Roll like jelly roll, lifting
waxed paper slightly with each turn, chill 1/2 hour.  
Slice cookies 1/4" thick.  Place on ungreased baking
sheet.  Bake 375 degrees 8 to 10 minutes.  Makes
about four dozen.
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recipies.  If you love cookies you
might want to check out our old fashion
oatmeal cookie recipes, or our section
PinWheel Cookies.  And don't forget
the vintage
IceBox Cookies.

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chewy and
delicious brownie recipes to
the cookie section.

We hope you will love all our cookie
recipes. We have so many
that we need a second page for
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Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 t. Baking Powder
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butters. Add sugar gradually. Cream. Add
beaten egg. Sift flour before measuring.  Sift flour,
soda, Baking Powder and salt together.  Add to
mixture.  Chill dough.  Form into balls the size of a
walnut.  Place on a greased and floured pan.  
Flatten with a fork dipped in flour.  Make a
criss-cross pattern.  Bake in moderate oven for 10
to 12 minutes.  Makes 4 dozen.
Peanut butter swirls