It’s National Peanut Butter Day!
We are all about celebrating daily holidays. Whether it’s National Chocolate Chip Day or National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (see the difference?) you can count on us to acknowledge these playful and sometimes silly holidays (betcha didn’t know February 18th is National Thumb Appreciation Day, did ya?). Well, today is no different because…it’s National Peanut Butter Day!
What is Peanut Butter?
Peanut Butter is a spread of dry-roasted peanuts often mixed with an oil to reach a smooth and creamy consistency. Peanut Butter is believed to have originated during Aztec times where peanuts were mashed into a paste. The creamy consistency that we are most familiar with was not invented until the late 1800’s.
Today, there are many variations of Peanut Butter: smooth, chunky, with honey, there’s even Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter! We won’t dive into the Jiff or Skippy debate, but what we will say is that peanut butter is great for any time of the day! Spread a little on toast for breakfast, dip with apples or celery for a snack, and who could pass on a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich for lunch?!
Why do we love Peanut Butter?
Peanut Butter is near and dear to us because it was one of our original cookie flavors when we opened our bakery in 1980. Now, 39 years later, it is one of our most popular flavors! We hand scoop and fork (creating hash marks to help the cookies bake evenly) each and every cookie, just like home made! We also make a slightly sweeter version: Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips. Mmmmm!
Peanut Butter Cookies at Home!
Here is a quick and easy recipe for peanut butter cookies that we think you should try! It calls for three simple ingredients which you may already have in your kitchen!
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter (we suggest a chunky version)
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Drop spoonfuls on a lined baking sheet with parchment paper. We suggest creating hash marks with a fork to help flatten the cookies! Bake at 350 degrees F for 6 – 8 minutes and you’ll have peanut butter cookies in no time!
Until the Next Holiday…
We may not observe each and every daily holiday, but we certainly get a kick out of them! Whether it’s National Snickerdoodle Day or National Chocolate Day, if it’s related to our cookies, we will find a way to celebrate. Stay tuned for Wednesday, June 12th where we’ll observe National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.