The Best Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies and Butterscotch Squares

These recipes has become our family favorite ever since I found the recipe from an old Mennonite cook book. A friend gave me this book when she moved to another country. I have stuck it on a shelf among other books and had forgotten about it. So one day while I was rummaging around my house for a good recipe for cookies, I stumbled upon the book and was immediately fascinated. I wanted to try many of the recipes in this old cook book because they old sounded so wholesome and delicious. I tried a few of the recipes for cookies and I found out I was right. They were all finger licking good.

I substituted for some old fashioned ingredients that we don’t use anymore such as shortening. I simply used butter. So without further ado, here are two of the recipes for some  the most delicious cookies.

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies


½ a pound butter

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

3 cups flour

½ tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla


Beat butter and peanut butter together.

Add sugar and continue to beat.

Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.

Mix all the dry ingredients together,

Add the dry ingredients gradually to the egg, butter mixture.

Mix well.

Chill dough in the fridge for several hours.

Shape the dough into a ball about an inch in diameter and then flatten.

Place dough on a baking sheet or tray that has been greased lightly

Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Let it cool on a rack.

Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

Home Made Peanut Butter Cookies

Butterscotch Squares


¼ cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

½ cup chopped nuts

1 tsp vanilla


Melt butter and blend with sugar

Add eggs and beat vigorously.

Mix baking powder, flour, and salt together.

Add the above dry ingredients to the egg and butter mixture and mix very well.

Add chopped nuts and vanilla.

Spread dough on an 8 by 8 inches pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Cut into squares or bars while still warm.

Makes 18 to 20 squares.

As you can see both these desserts are easy to make. Go ahead and try them. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. They are delicious!

butterscotch Squares

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

I will have to try this Butterscotch Squares recipe. Yum!

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lelanew55 6 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by Sandy. The butterscotch squares are delicious, you will love them.

wendy87 5 years ago

recipes looks delicious...i must try thanks..

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lelanew55 5 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by Wendy87. Do try these recipes. They are delicious.

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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

I hate it when I find good recipes late at night! :)

Thanks for sharing these. Peanut butter cookies are my husband's favorite. I, on the other hand, find that most cookies are my favorite. :)

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lelanew55 5 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by RTalloni. Do try both the peanut butter cookies recipe and the butter scotch recipe

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