While not strictly a “historical” recipe, these delicious cookies are sure to delight a Texas-sized crowd and are a yummy treat to share at holiday cookie exchanges. I can imagine Robbie, my heroine’s nine-year-old son, would have loved munching on one during lunchtime!
• 1 c. butter or shortening, softened
• 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
• 3/4 c. granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup creamy peanut butter
• 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 cup Quaker oats (quick or old fashioned)
Beat shortening and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs and peanut butter; beat well. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats. Shape dough to form 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. With tines of fork press to make criss-crosses on each. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes, then cool and serve to your horde of hungry cowboys!
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