Family Recipes

Grammie Katy’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Melissa Hall
Fayetteville Arkansas

I was born in Fayetteville in 1968, and grew up regularly visiting both sets of grandparents in Benton County. My Grammie Katy and Granddad Harvey lived in Vaughn, Arkansas and had a tiny grocery store. In their backyard they tended a large garden with freestone peach trees around it. I have wonderful memories of sitting on a fence row dripping with fresh peach juice as my Granddad Harvey peeled them with his pocket knife and handed them to us. He also grew peanuts, harvested, roasted, and ground them at home. This is the recipe my Grammie Katy used to make peanut butter cookies. The deep freezer chest on her back porch was always full of homemade, cooked, and frozen cookies ready to thaw or eat frozen (in the summertime, mmmmm). The peanut butter ones were my favorite. This recipe card was hand written by her; she died in 1997 at the age of 86. She was born and raised in Hindsville, Arkansas.