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Peanut Butter Cookies & 52 Weeks of Cookies + a Giveaway!

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PeanutButterCookies

I have an old recipe book from my childhood that is full of old, simple but delicious recipes.  While they aren’t necessarily new foods, they frequently remind me of my being a little girl.  This particular recipe book sat for years on my Mom’s bookshelf.

When I moved out, I went back home and gave it freedom from my Mom’s house, she never really used them and didn’t mind my procuring it.  I write in it now: my modifications, when I used the recipes, and the reactions I get.  If it’s a special occasion, I note that too.

I don’t know that anyone will ever care about my notes but they bring back good memories when I see my notes.  I attempted to pass the tradition down and will continue to do so because with these times and everything being online it seems that little things like this may become obsolete.

This particular cookbook lost it’s covers long ago, so I can’t share the title.  However, I can say that the original recipe was submitted by Debbie Salmon.  I have modified it slightly.  I hope you enjoy these cookies as I enjoyed making them as a girl.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients well.
  2. Roll into balls similar in size and lay on pan.  Make a criss-crosss imprint on the ball with a fork to smash them down.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Remove before they are too brown as they will brown a little more when you put them on wire racks to cool.

Are there any modifications you like in your peanut butter cookies?

I’d love to hear stories of childhood baking, they make my heart smile.  Hope you enjoy.

Welcome to the Life’s a Beach Giveaway Hop! We would like to say thank you to The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island for putting this together!

One lucky winner will receive a copy of 52 Weeks of Cookies by Maggie McCreath!

52 Weeks of Cookies
How one Mom refused to be beaten by her son’s deployment.
Faced with her only son, not even 21 years old, going off to war in Iraq for the second time with only five days notice, Maggie McGrath had to make a choice. She could let the fear overwhelm her or she could find something to do. So, to keep her sanity (I’m assuming as a mother), she turned to a past time that had always brought her peace: baking.
Her book includes a recipe a week for an entire year, as well as genuine real feelings of fear, grief, laughter, gratitude and joy. Get a glimpse of a military mom’s experience along with 52 fabulous cookie recipes!

 

Kaycee

Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

64 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cookies & 52 Weeks of Cookies + a Giveaway!

  • May 29, 2021 at 4:03 am
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    Thank you for the recipe and the book looks fantastic! Can’t wait to check it out!

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  • May 19, 2021 at 11:11 am
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    I always allow my daughter to select a new cookie recipe each year! There was a strawberry cookie thumbprint cookie that I wish I had a recipe for. We keep trying new ones but it just isn’t the same LOL

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    • May 19, 2021 at 2:52 pm
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      Seems like I’ve seen a thumbprint recipe with strawberry in the center in one of my old boxes. I’ll go in search and maybe it will be the one. I have a ton of old cookbooks!

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  • May 18, 2021 at 8:28 pm
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    My son and I bake every Christmas, we always find new fun recipes to try out, last years new cookie was Shortbread, they were so good!

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  • May 18, 2021 at 7:47 pm
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    I loved attempting to make homemade cookies I used to make few ingredient peanut butter cookies. Have not made them in awhile because my last couple batches did not turn out perfect 🙁 Thank you

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    • May 19, 2021 at 8:31 am
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      I totally get that! It’s frustrating when the batches don’t turn out right! The only challenge I’ve ever had with this recipe has been overcooking them as I tend to either walk away or forget that they will continue to cook for a bit after I remove them! Hopefully this recipe will be the one that turns out perfect for you every time!

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  • May 18, 2021 at 6:14 pm
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    My mom used to make candy cane cookies, they had crushed candy canes sprinkled on top of the cookies. I love making Snickerdoodles.

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  • May 18, 2021 at 5:31 pm
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    This book looks great! I used to love baking cookies with my daughter (until she got to be a better baker than I am, and would just bake on her own). I still have very fond memories of one summer when I spent every day with my aunt & cousins (while my mom worked during the days). My aunt only had boys, so she & I spent a lot of time together in the kitchen with her teaching me. My favorite were always the toll house cookies!

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    • May 19, 2021 at 8:33 am
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      That is an awesome memory! One of my regrets is that when my Monkey started being able to bake well, I stopped baking with her as much. If I could go back, I’d definitely do that more often!

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  • May 18, 2021 at 7:21 am
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    my granny makes the best cookies! I love homemade oatmeal raisin! 😀

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    • May 18, 2021 at 7:56 am
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      I think Grannies make the absolute best everything!

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  • May 16, 2021 at 10:33 pm
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    Who doesn’t like cookies!? I could definitely see baking a different king each week.

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    • May 18, 2021 at 7:08 am
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      Right!?! I could also see myself gaining a ton of weight because I’m a child with little to no self restraint. haha

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  • May 15, 2021 at 1:59 am
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    Homemade cookies sound so delicious right now! I haven’t made any in a long minute!

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    • May 18, 2021 at 7:11 am
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      Homemade cookies are my diet kryptonite! I cannot be trusted!

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  • May 14, 2021 at 4:06 pm
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    I LOVE peanut butter cookies. The peanut butter kisses cookies during the holidays are my favorites. The recipe above looks really easy and the ingredients are all things I already have on hand.

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    • May 18, 2021 at 7:14 am
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      They are definitely wonderful to have on hand! I love making cookie dough and freezing it so that I can have cookies whenever we want them.

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    • May 18, 2021 at 10:26 pm
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      My family never really baked growing up so I’m trying to start that tradition with my kids. We love to bake chocolate chip cookies.

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      • May 19, 2021 at 8:27 am
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        That is so wonderful! The effort will neither be forgotten or lost I’m sure! Kudos to you for starting new traditions!

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  • May 12, 2021 at 9:28 pm
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    Your Peanut Butter Cookie recipe looks easy and yummy. I love making Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. My daughter in Boston makes Madeleines twice a month and they do not last a day.

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    • May 18, 2021 at 7:48 am
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      Thanks! I’m not typically a fan of raisins, but I do love all things chocolate (well, not like bugs covered in it and such lol). I’ve never heard of Madeleines, what are they?

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  • May 11, 2021 at 11:47 pm
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    I love homemade cookies. i always have a lot of dough on hand to store in the fridge so I can have a warm tray whenever I want. Last night I made chocolaye chips cookies with that new dove deeper dark chocolate.

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    • May 12, 2021 at 7:34 am
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      Those sound fabulous! We love them as well! The only problem is that I have no resistance to cookie temptation!

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  • May 11, 2021 at 4:33 pm
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    I used to bake snowball cookies with my mom every year for the holidays. After she passed I still always make them for holiday parties. Last year may have been the first year in 10+ years not making them.

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  • May 11, 2021 at 9:42 am
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    Kaycee, I have one of those old cookbooks as well. It was a gift way back when I was 18 years old. Like your book, my cover is mostly gone but I love that cookbook. Thank you for sharing and co-hosting at #omhgww.

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    • May 12, 2021 at 7:37 am
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      That is wonderful Clearissa! There’s nothing like old cookbooks! Way better than the modern ones, I miss those and hate that the internet is making them obsolete!

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  • May 10, 2021 at 12:11 pm
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    My son loves a good PB cookie! Actually any cookie!
    Thank you for hosting #omhgww
    Have a great week!

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    • May 12, 2021 at 7:38 am
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      Of course he does! Who doesn’t!?! Well, except those with allergies and strange taste buds. haha

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  • May 10, 2021 at 8:30 am
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    Cookies are the best. There’s really a specific cookie craving that nothing else can satisfy.

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    • May 10, 2021 at 9:24 am
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      Oh, that is so very true! Sometimes cookies are just what ya need!

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  • May 9, 2021 at 8:15 am
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    This is close to my mother’s recipe that she gave me many years ago now. A cup of sugar, a cup of peanut butter and an egg & roll the balls in sugar then flatten with a fork. I love any kind of cookie but easy cookies just seem to taste better!

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    • May 10, 2021 at 9:24 am
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      That’s awesome! It’s the one I made with my mom as a child. I love that it’s almost the same as yours! Seems like too many these days don’t have these recipes! Or maybe they are just ‘too easy’ or something. LOL

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  • May 7, 2021 at 3:43 pm
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    I have memories of me and my mother and grandmother in the kitchen baking cookies. I try to do these same things with my kids especially around holidays.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:30 am
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      Those are the best! I love that you are continuing the tradition of baking with your grandbabies!

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  • May 7, 2021 at 6:09 am
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    My Mom and I always made cookies together a xmas time. I loved to bake with her, she taught me a lot!
    Chocolate chip and spritz were my favs.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:31 am
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      I remember baking cookies with mine too. Miss those days!

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  • May 6, 2021 at 9:38 pm
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    Oh my goodness! I am a sucker for homemade cookies 🍪 and I love to bake!

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:31 am
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      haha! Me too! I can’t keep them around because I have zero self control when it comes to the sweet stuff!

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  • May 5, 2021 at 12:32 pm
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    My favorite kind of cookies is chocolate chip, cranberry cookies.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:33 am
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      I have never had that combination it sounds good! I’ll definitely have to try it some time! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

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  • May 5, 2021 at 6:53 am
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    I only have a few homemade cookie recipes that I make. I would love to add more! Chocolate chip cookies get boring after awhile.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:35 am
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      I have a ton but for some reason I haven’t posted very many! (Blogger fail haha) Perhaps I’ll get on that one of these days!

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  • May 5, 2021 at 1:31 am
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    Yummy cookies are always fun to bake and fill the house with aromas that just can’t be duplicated. I can’t think of a better way to bring the family together.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:36 am
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      I absolutely agree! I always get annoyed with the ‘cookie scents’ because I know what homemade cookies smell like and they just can’t replicate that wonderful aroma!

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  • May 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm
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    My favorite cookies are jam thumbprint with walnuts! I make them for friends every Christmas.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:35 am
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      Those sound fabulous! I’ve never done them with walnuts, only chocolate. Will definitely give it a try. Do you use a half or whole walnut?

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  • May 4, 2021 at 3:40 pm
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    cookies make me think of my grandmother and all the cookies she made for us love them and love making with her and eating the dough great memories love this book also

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:37 am
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      My absolute favorites are my memories with my Granny’s! So precious to me always.

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  • May 4, 2021 at 2:51 pm
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    I must keep this recipe. They are super easy to make with everything I have on hand in the pantry.
    My daughter will love these.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:39 am
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      I hope you and your family love them and baking them brings lots of wonderful memories! Their simplicity is one of my favorite things about them, well that and the taste and the smell!

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  • May 4, 2021 at 11:04 am
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    I found this recipe years ago for easy to make peanut butter cookies. It quickly became a family fave.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:39 am
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      I can see why! It’s so easy and doesn’t require a trip to the store!

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  • May 4, 2021 at 10:07 am
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    I have been making cookies and sending them off to relatives for many years. I have a few relatives who always ask for certain kinds. Many times I have already made homemeade cookies in the freezer in case I need some for a last minute gift or treat.

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    • May 8, 2021 at 6:40 am
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      That’s fabulous! Do you have any tips for shipping them? I’m always afraid they’ll get to their destination in crumbles!

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  • July 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Yummy, peanut butter cookies are my favorite! This recipe sounds classic and delicious. I love that it uses crunchy peanut butter. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

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    • May 4, 2021 at 10:03 am
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      Our family loves cookies, especially homemade! We like the idea of variable amounts for each person’s chosen amount of calories.

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      • May 8, 2021 at 6:41 am
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        That is a very convenient thing! Kudos to those that can keep themselves within their limits!

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  • July 20, 2019 at 8:41 am
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    What a great easy recipe. My husband loves peanut butter and these sound like they are just up his alley as cookies are a treat to him.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    So easy and they look delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • May 18, 2021 at 4:20 am
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      I have fond memories of my mom baking cookies when I was growing up. She made animal cookies. We had a set of animal cookie cutters.

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      • May 18, 2021 at 7:07 am
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        That is both wonderful and awesome! My Mom made a bar she called ‘Hello Dollies.’ I never got the recipe and wish that I had. I don’t even know where she got it from!

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