Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

 

½ cup vegetable shortening

¾ cup creamy peanut butter

1¼ cups brown sugar

3 tbsp milk

1 tbsp vanilla

1 egg

1¾ cups flour

¾ teaspoon salt

¾ tsp baking soda

 

Preheat the oven to 375℉.

Cream shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar until well combined and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla and egg. Mix just until combined.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture and stir to combine.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Dip a fork in sugar and press lightly twice on one cookie, flattening it slightly to create a crisscross pattern. Repeat for each cookie.

Bake for 7-8 minutes until set and just beginning to brown on the edges. Do not over bake, as cookies will continue to cook on the hot cookie sheet after removing them from the oven.

Allow cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.

Yield: 3 dozen, 100 calories per cookie

 

Hack: Store cookies in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Hack: Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place them in the freezer until completely frozen. Remove to a sealable freezer bag and place in a freezer-safe container. To thaw, remove the desired number of cookies from the bag and place them on a paper towel-lined plate. Allow to thaw completely before serving.

 

 

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche
Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

 

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche
(Courtesy: Penny Jacques)

 

1 large sweet potato, thinly sliced (⅛”)

1 tsp olive oil

1 red onion, minced

3 cups fresh spinach (3 oz) or ½ cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained

6 eggs

¼ cup milk

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ cup feta cheese

 

Preheat the oven to 350℉. Coat 9” pie pan with cooking spray. Layer sweet potatoes across the bottom and up sides of the pie pan, overlapping heavily. Coat with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and beginning to brown.

Remove from the oven and turn the temperature up to 375℉.

Allow crust to cool for 10 minutes. Coat crust and any exposed pan with cooking spray.

Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

Whisk eggs with milk, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Arrange cooled onion/spinach mixture over sweet potato crust. Pour egg mixture over filling and sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Allow to set for 5 minutes before cutting.

 

4 servings, 230 calories per serving

Hack: Cut leftovers into serving size pieces. Place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer until solid. Move to freezer bags or containers and store in the freezer for future use.