My grandmother’s name was “Josephine,” but when my Uncle Lawrence was young, and unable to pronounce her nickname “Josie” he called her “Dody.” So my grandma was always known as “Grandma Dody.” This was her recipe, passed down to MY mom, and down to me. I remember walking home from school and smelling them baking when I would get about 3 or 4 houses away from our house. I loved the smell of “home” when I was young, and to this day, the aromas in my mom’s house still make it feel just like “home.”
1 cup shortening, 1 cup peanut butter, 2 cups brown sugar (packed), 2 eggs, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp milk.
Cream the shortening and peanut butter. Add the brown sugar and mix! Add eggs, and mix well. Add the milk. Now, add the sifted ingredients a little bit at a time and mix well.
Roll into balls, flatten with a fork to make ridges! Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes on a greased pan, about 30 minutes prior to your kids coming in from school!