Vintage Methodist Recipes Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Many of us grew up in homes where spiral-bound church cookbooks were a familiar sight. Methodist church cookbooks have been around for over a hundred years and the recipes and cooking methods offer a time-capsule peek into the kitchens of generations of Methodist families. Lilla Marigza, Multimedia Producer with United Methodist Communications decided to try out some of these vintage recipes.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies is a great recipe for quarantine or when you can’t get to the grocery store because there are only five ingredients and all are pantry staples.This vintage gem is from the 1984 country cookbook compiled by the First United Methodist Church in Norwood, North Carolina. 

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Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

¾ cup peanut butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 cups baking mix

1 tsp vanilla

granulated sugar for rolling

Mix one can of sweetened condensed milk with ¾ cup of peanut butter. Add 2 cups of biscuit mix and a teaspoon of vanilla and your ready to roll these into one inch balls. Roll in sugar and flatten with a fork on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.

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This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tennessee.
Media contact is Lilla Marigza.

This video was first posted on October 13, 2020.