Mixing it Up!

Mmm, we are enjoying the smell of fresh baked peanut butter cookies today.

I finally bought the mixer I have been dreaming about for years, the KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus. We bake lots of cookies and cakes and when our hand mixer broke, I was able to find the model I wanted on sale.

A cool sunny day, cold milk and four dozen cookies warm from the oven. The milk bottle has a 'Brampton Jerseys' imprinted on the front. The two dresser scarves were crocheted by my dad's mom in the early 1900's and the battenburg placemat was a wedding gift.

With growing boys, not many of these make it to the freezer! The peanutbutter cookie recipe was given to me and originates from a 1950's home ec textbook.

Do you enjoy baking?

Edited to add: Chris from Red Gate Farm suggested I add the recipe, so here it is. Old fashioned and maybe not so healthy, but very tasty.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup peanutbutter
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. cold water
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening, add brown sugar and white sugar and cream together. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add peanutbutter, vanilla and water and blend. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix well. Shape into small balls (approx. 1"). Place on cookie sheet and flatten with fork dipped in cold water. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. They are soft when first out of oven. Cool. Makes appox. 4 dozen.

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  1. I love to eat cookies...cakes and pies, but I really don't enjoy making them.


  2. Great mixer. I have a kitchenaide, too. Hardly ever bake though. Just pass me a cookie through the screen, please.

  3. Beautiful pictures! I love to do a little baking when I get the chance. One day (when I have more counter space) I'll get myself a gorgeous mixer like that. For now, it's just a wooden spoon for me!

  4. Congratulations on your new mixer! I think you're going to find this a very useful tool, especially if you like to bake. Those cookies look delish ... no wonder they don't make it to the freezer!

  5. Love what you did to picture number one... it's amazing how a photo can look so different with a little bit of changes!

    I've owned my KitchenAid since my first mother's day... 23 years ago on the next mother's day and it's still going strong!


    And ps... you should share the peanut butter cookie recipe with us! :)

  6. What a lovely post, I could smell the peanut butter and how neat to have the older pieces...and I'll just go ahead and admit that I am jealous of the KAid Mixer, oh my!

  7. Oh, Elizabeth, your photos are always so attractive. I love your table, too! It looks so gorgeous!

    Yes, I do love, love to bake. I think it's one of my very favorite things to do! :)

    Peanut Butter Cookies are just such a good old fashioned cookie! You're a great momma!

  8. Baking is one of my favorite things. Lately, I'm very busy so I've backed off a bit.Earlier today I was craving lavender shortbread cookies-maybe tomorrow. Your peanut butter cookies look delicious. Have a wonderful weekend!


  9. COOKIES!!!!! They look fantastic.

  10. I added the recipe in case you are interested.

  11. Wow, that first photo could be straight out of the pages of a magazine. I looks so perfect. These sounds deLISH!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.


  12. LOVE these cookies, and how I would adore the Kitchen aid mixer - lucky you ;O) Just found your blog and I love it, following you now, please come and see me sometime, hope you'll like what I do and follow me too ;O)
    A xx

  13. Thanks for your visit. I think I have had those plates for about 10 years. I love the cookies, I just posted about PB cookies too and it looks like the same recipe..they are one of my favorites too! Good luck finding the plates. :D

  14. I'm not even kidding...I can smell them from here. Ahhhhh...

  15. You will wonder how you managed without that kitchenaid before. I know they are an investment, but they are sure worth it.

    You take lovely photos by the way.!

  16. Mmm...I want a Kitchen Aide, so I can bake up delicious treats too!


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