My mother got this recipe in about 1910 when she was a housekeeper and cook for the local physician. The doctor's wife was an excellent cook and taught my mother of lot of her cooking techniques.
The cookies soon became a favorite in our home and, when I got married and had a family of my own, they were a favorite throughout the years.
My five children also enjoy baking these cookies for their own families—it's a real family tradition.
"These cookies are soft and chewy with the old-fashioned goodness of oatmeal and peanut butter," says Rollin Barkeim of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. "I take them to work and on camping trips since they travel very well."