Cooking with Granny

Kasey’s grandmother in The Cardboard Sign is a top-tier cook. Everyone she meets loves her cooking. Kasey’s grandmother cooks for all of their family events, and although she shies away from the praise, she secretly loves all of the attention.

Today, Granny (as Kasey calls her) will be teaching us how to cook an easy recipe that she believes all us non cooks should at least be able to accomplish without making a complete mess.

Author K.Y. Thompson: Good Morning Granny. Can I call you Granny?

Granny: Yes, ma’am Granny is fine. Kasey insists everyone calls me Granny anyway. I told the child, I have a name. But oh no! She renamed me, Granny.

Author K.Y. Thompson: What is your name Granny?

Granny: People outside of the family call me Mrs. Winston. That’s neither here nor there. Let’s get down to this recipe. I don’t have all day. You promised this would be a quick session.

Author K.Y. Thompson: Why yes, I did. Okay. Let’s get started.

Granny: Today we will be making peanut butter cookies. I always start with a dessert. If you burn this, well… there isn’t much help for you.

Author K.Y. Thompson: Okay, peanut butter cookies sound easy enough. How do we make them?

Granny: Get the ingredients for me, honey: peanut butter, eggs, sugar, and chocolate chip morsels.

Author K.Y. Thompson: That’s it? No flour or anything?

Granny: Honey, did I mention flour? No, I did not. So there is no flour in this recipe.

Author K.Y. Thompson: Sorry, Mrs. Winston, Granny.

Granny: This simple recipe has been in my family for many generations.


1) Turn on the oven to 350 degrees.
2) In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 egg.
3) Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chip morsels and mix it into the peanut butter mixture.
4) Take a small amount of the mixture and form a small ball shape. Put the rolled ball into a baking dish.
5) Repeat step 4 as needed. This recipe should produce around 10 cookies (depending on the size of the cookie).
6) Place cookies in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
7) Remove cookies from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
8) Share your cookies with loved ones!

Granny: If you didn’t burn the cookies, make sure to tell everyone Granny’s family is the mastermind behind this recipe. 😉

Author K.Y. Thompson: Well folks, let me know how your cookies turned out. I’m sure Granny will be expecting greatness.

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