This week our Sunday Supper Group is celebrating Fathers in every form from Dad, Granddad, Step Dad, just-like-my-dad and Moms that also sub as dad. We’re making them their favorite recipes to eat or cook and recipes we want them to try.
Thanks to our founder and friend, Isabel from Family Foodie for hosting this event!
I never really got to know my Dad. He passed away a month after my seventh birthday. I do remember little things like he liked cold leftover spaghetti for breakfast and he smoked cigars. He had his own construction business and his friends said that he could dig and lay a foundation without ever taking a measurement. Not true of course, as far as I know anyway.
I know he could look at a photo or drawing and reproduce it perfectly. If you measured his drawing to scale of the original it was as exact as possible. I’m proud to say that I inherited that trait.
Cold spaghetti didn’t sound like a great tribute so I poked around my Mom’s old cookbooks where she had lots of notations scribbled down. I paged through my Mom’s recipe notebook and found a recipe that I vaguely remember yet for some reason it seemed familiar. Velvet Cookies.
There are coffee stains on the page and its well worn so I know it was made often and a favorite of my Mom, Dad or both. Like I said earlier, this post is about dads and moms that did both roles too. Like my Mom.
These cookies melt in your mouth with a hint of peanut butter. I added jelly on top and a powdered sugar dusting. That’s my own touch. Dad would have liked that.
They’re great with or without the jelly.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter, smooth or chunky
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
In a medium-sized bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder. You can add 1/4 teaspoon of salt if you wish but it doesn’t need it.
Stir flour mix into wet ingredients. Chill dough.
Loosely roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
- ■1 cup butter, softened
- ■2 Tablespoons peanut butter, smooth or chunky
- ■1 cup powdered sugar
- ■1 egg
- ■1 teaspoon vanilla
- ■2 cups flour
- ■1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- In a medium-sized bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder. You can add ¼ teaspoon of salt if you wish but it doesn’t need it.
- Stir flour mix into wet ingredients. Chill dough.
- Loosely roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
- Cool completely and spread with jelly and/or dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Check out more great ideas to cook up for Dad from our Sunday Supper Team.
Dad’s Favorite Main Dishes:
- Father’s Day Ribs by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Chorizo Burgers by La Cocina de Leslie
- Whiskey Sliders by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Beer Can Chicken by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Pesto Shrimp Roll Sandwich by Growing Up Gabel
- Cast Iron Filet Mignon with Wine Sauce by I Run For Wine
- Grilled Tilapia with Blueberry Mango Salsa by Runner’s Tales
- Chicken Wings for Dad by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Fish with Black Bean Sauce by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs by Curious Cuisiniere
- Tamale Pie Ring by Treats & Trinkets
- Grill-Roasted Chicken & Vegetables by Foxes Loves Lemons
- Grandma Papina’s Lamb Stew by Webicurean
- Barbecue Beans and Ribs by Food Lust People Love
- Skillet Meat Lasagna by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Panko Crusted Snapper by Supper for a Steal
- Gluten Free Bourbon Honey Grilled Pork Chops by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Boiled Shrimp for Father’s Day by The Catholic Foodie
- Dad’s Famous Baby Back Ribs by Family Foodie
- Turkey Stuffed Peppers by Ruffles & Truffles
- Lightened Up Fish Biriyani With Fresh Dill by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Cauliflower, Potato, and Cheddar Pierogi by Healthy.Delicious
Dad’s Favorite Appetizers and Sides:
- Spicy Caramelized Bacon Wrapped Smoked Oysters by Noshing with the Nolands
- Tuna Pasta Salad – Dad’s Recipe by Juanita’s Cocina
- Grilled Bok Choy by Shockingly Delicious
- Bacon-Cheddar Potato Salad by Home Cooking Memories
- Couscous Tabbouleh by Soni’s Food
Dad’s Favorite Desserts
- Dad’s Cheesecake by Table for 7
- Cheese Crackers by The Urban Mrs
- Coconut Cream Pie by Cookin’ Mimi
- Chewy Oat Cookies with a Banana Bread Influence by What Smells So Good?
- Homemade Nutter Butters by Pies and Plots
- Shoot for the Stars Chocolate Cupcakes by Ninja Baking
- Golden Coconut Bars by Magnolia Days
- Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by NeighborFood
- Velvet Cookies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pecan Pie by Small Wallet Big Appetite
Come celebrate Father’s day with the Sunday Supper Team! We would love to have you join our Twitter #SundaySupper chat starting at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag throughout the day to see the amazing recipes. We look forward to seeing you. To join all you need to do is follow the#SundaySupper hashtag and share your favorite tips and recipes. Be sure to check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and photos.
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