If given a choice between a crunchy cookie and a chewy cookie, I will pick the chewy cookie every single time. But these aren’t just any crunchy cookies. These are my great-grandmother’s prize-winning Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies!
That’s right these two-bite, crunchy cookies won the Clark County Fair in Virginia where cookies are serious business.
Remember how I told you that RoRo, my great-grandmother, would send home each relative home with his or her favorite treat? Well, she would always send us home with a container full of these Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies for my dad along with Pecan Tassies for me and Pinwheel Cookies for my mom.
But this post isn’t really about the cookies, even though they are amazing, it’s about the man who loves these cookies.
My Dad is an inspiration. I don’t say it enough but today seemed like the perfect time to let him know just how influential he has been in my life. His achievement is part of what drives me forward: to be better, to be more successful, to be a better person and to someday achieve greatness.
I don’t think he would be super happy if I shared specifics, so today I will speak in generalities and you will just have to trust me. My Dad came from a small town, got his first job at 8 years old and has never let his determination flag since.
It is from his example that I have learned what it takes to be successful: determination, perseverance, sacrifice, intelligence, and hard work. I am lucky to have such a man for a father. Lucky.
Back to the cookies! I know that’s why you’re here!
If the fact that these Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies are award-winning isn’t enough to convince you of their superiority, you should know that they are a sweet, traditional peanut butter cookie that is crispy but not dry. Each bite is full of peanut butter flavor and will have you reaching for the next before your better judgment has time to object!
Like my father, the awards these cookies have won and my descriptions don’t even begin to do them justice. You’ll just have to trust me.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad! I love you.
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