Week 27 - Peanut Butter Cookies

In week 27 I made peanut butter cookies from the 1941 cookbook "Ruth Wakefield's Toll House Tried and True Recipes". Ruth Wakefield was known as the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, otherwise known as the chocolate chip cookie. In fact this cookbook contains that recipe which is exactly the same as the one found on the back of the Nestle Toll House chocolate chips bag to this day.


This cookbook doesn't just have recipes. It also contains meal planning, first aid information, appliance care and other helpful hints.  I plan to try some of the non-cookie recipes from this book as well.

I don't have a lot to say about this recipe.  Much like the famous chocolate chip cookie recipe, this is probably the absolute standard peanut butter cookie that most people end up making.  And the reason it's the standard is because it's very, very good.  I used crunchy peanut butter rather than creamy but made no other alterations to the recipe.


I cut the recipe in half and it still made a huge amount of cookies.  The final cookies were crispy and tasted exactly like what you would expect.

Week 27 Roundup

Cookbook: "Ruth Wakefield's Toll House Tried and True Recipes", published in 1941

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

Difficulty: Very easy

Alterations: Not really an alteration, but I used crunchy rather than smooth peanut butter

Results: Exactly what you would expect from a peanut butter cookie

Make Again: Yes