In the Kitchen

What’s up Wednesday-Grandma’s peanut butter fingers

Kathleen has started to figure out how to go forward in her walker and now she follows me anytime I put her in it.

Hi mommy!

It has been bitter cold lately so she gets mad because mommy doesn’t take her outside to do small tasks like let the chickens out or check the mail. I did when it was nice out but definitely not now.

How’s the weather where you’re at? I know I’ll enjoy the higher temps predicted for this weekend.

So I started reading ‘Ready Player One’ and so far the movie has been close to the original except Wade is from Oklahoma, not Ohio and he’s not the scrawny kid they portray in the movie. And I wish they would’ve included the school scenes in the movie.

But I’m sure you guys are just here for the recipe I got from my grandma back when I first lived on my own.

 

Christmas 2010, my grandma gave me a snowman cookie jar filled with amazing peanut butter fingers. She also included the recipe, it was an old recipe typed up on a typewriter. The recipe called for Oleo, I had to call grandma for a translation the first time I made them. Turns out it was a type of shortening, I use butter instead and they’re delicious.

 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup quick oats

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

 

Cream the butters and sugars till they are well incorporated. It’ll get a very pale brown, almost honey colored. 

Add the egg and mix in fully before adding the dry ingredients. Once the flour and oats are mixed in it should resemble a firm dough. 

Spread in your greased 9×13 pan, you may need to grease your spatula or hand in order to spread the dough. 

Bake off at 350 for 25-30 minutes. It’ll be a dark golden color around the edges.

Yum!

Give these a try and let me know what you think in the comments! While I go drink some Shatto cookies and cream milk and have a peanut butter finger.

Peanut butter fingers

I got this recipe as a gift for my first Christmas in my first apartment. It came with a batch of the peanut butterfingers and the recipe inside a snowman cookie jar that I still have to this day.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Rest Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Cream the two kinds of butter and sugars till they are well incorporated. It’ll get a very pale brown, almost honey-colored.
  • Add the egg and mix in fully before adding the dry ingredients. Once the flour and oats are mixed in it should resemble a firm dough.
  • Spread in your greased 9x13 pan, you may need to grease your spatula or hand in order to spread the dough.
  • Bake off at 350 for 25-30 minutes. It’ll be a dark golden color around the edges. Be sure to let the bars cool before cutting them for a good clean edge.
Keyword baking, cookie bars, Peanut butter

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