Friday, February 25, 2011

Flashback Friday ~First Memories and a Cookie

Just a quickie Flashback Friday today. My niece Emily was going through old photo albums and posting some vintage shots to Facebook last night. I downloaded a few and thought I would share one here. I'm not sure why we were all lined up. Maybe to show who was taller? That's my Mom looking all cute in the back, my oldest brother Larry holding a none too happy PeeWee our dachshund beagle mix, brother Mark, my sissy Cindy and Little 3 year old me. My Dad must have been taking the picture. We were living in the Panama Canal Zone where my Dad was stationed for the Air Force. This is really where my first memories start and the farthest I can personally "Flashback". Before 3 its all a fuzz :-)

Also flashing back to a great recipe I posted about a year ago HERE. These are worth the repeat and I wish I had a cookie jar filled with them and the calories to spare to eat them all!

Nell's Wonderful Peanut Butter Cookies
From 'Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters"

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter (I used margarine with success)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 cup broken salted peanuts (add 1/4 tsp salt if you use unsalted)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used more)

Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar and peanut butter. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Add sifted ingredients. Fold in peanuts and chocolate chips. Chill dough for 1/2-1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Roll dough into balls lightly flouring hands if necessary ( I didn't have a problem without flour). Place balls 2 inches apart on greased foil or silicone mat lined baking sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown (Mine went 14 mins). Cool on rack. Makes 40 cookies.

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I'm also sharing over at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. Its here second anniversary for the weekly event. Check it out!

and at Sweet Tooth Fridays. Check out all of the tasty posts HERE.


Terri Steffes said...

Yummy! I have a hankering for a cookie now!

Kathy Walker said...

Yummy cookies! Perfect for a cold day...!

Foley said...

Love looking at "vintage" photos!! Cookies look yummy..a cookie jar full would be nice.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I love memories of making cookies as a kid. Your cookies sounds delish!

I'd love to have you share this recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Lil 3 year old you was so adorable! Fun flashback, Suzy! Love Pee-wee! Too cute!
The cookies look amazing!

Diana said...

I love peanut butter cookies, real good comfort food and feeling a bit healthy too! yum.

Kathleen said...

Great family pics! The cookies look so delicious!

Amy said...

This is a lovely family picture. :) Look at that cutie in the front, so adorable. Your cookies are wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...
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Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love the vintage family photo, and look at cute little Suzy! I wish someone would fill my cookie jar with those ;o)

I had to delete my previous post because of a typo.

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