I have fond memories of Aunt Ethel. This recipe appeared in the old blue Kimberly Ward Cookbook. I have been making these for many years. We love them. Sometimes I put chocolate chips in them.
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips (optional)
Cream butter. Add vanilla and sugars gradually, creaming well. Beat in eggs mixing thoroughly. Add peanut butter and mix well. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and stir into mixture. Can add chocolate chips at this point.
Roll into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten with tines of fork that has been dipped in hot water.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.