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In growing older, things of the past have become more important to me. This recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. It started long ago in the kitchen of a farmer. Traditionally, only farmers have shared this recipe, but as our farm lands have dwindled, so have a lot of the old, simple recipes. The passing on of these recipes helps us not to forget the simple things of the past. I would like everyone to share in this old farmer's recipe, and to pass it on to those who will carry it into the future.

Ingredients

1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg

Instructions

Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well belnded, or about 1 to 2 minutes Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a teaspoon to scoop out dough and form into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart, and use a 4-tined fork to press flat, making a 2-1/2-inch rounds with a crisscross pattern. Bake until golden, 10-12 minutes. Remove from baking sheets to a wire rack to cool slightly. Using a metal pancake turner or palette knife. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Tip: Crunchy peanut butter can be used instead of creamy.

Cathy Minteer
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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