Friday, May 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Fingers

I thought it fitting for my first "Fabulous Food" to have a peanut butter recipe.  This is one or our favorite desserts; my Grandma’s recipe for P.B. Fingers…She used to be a school lunch lady when they would make lunch from scratch – so these are the real thing…YUM!  This recipe will make 2 cookie sheets full.

1 ½ cups butter                      
1 cup sugar                           
1 ½ cups brown sugar            
3 eggs                                    
1 Tbls vanilla                         
1 ½ cups peanut butter
1 ½ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
3 cups flour (add another ½ cup if dough is too moist after mixing everything in)
3 cups oats

Cream butter and sugars.  Add vanilla and eggs.  Add peanut butter and mix, then add all dry ingredients.  Spread on 2 cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 5 minutes.  Rotate pans and bake another 5 minutes.  Just bake to a very light brown – almost doughy.  Do not overbake!
(After I bake these I will usually cover one in plastic wrap and freeze it for the next time I need a dessert – then you just pull it out, thaw, and put the p.b. and frosting on)

Spread thin layer of smooth peanut butter on top – it is easier to do when the crust is still a little warm.
Then put chocolate frosting on top:

½ cup butter
½ cup  evaporated milk
½ cup cocoa
3 ½ to 4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla



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