Velvet Cookies for Father’s Day #SundaySupper

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.

velvet cookies closeup

dad and me


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.

Velvet Cookies
They’re great with or without the jelly.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.
velvet cookie balls

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.

velvet cookie

Cool completely and spread with jelly and/or dust with powdered sugar if desired.
velvet cookie plate

Velvet Cookies for Father's Day #SundaySupper
 
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Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • ■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
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir flour mix into wet ingredients. Chill dough.
  4. Loosely roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
  6. Cool completely and spread with jelly and/or dust with powdered sugar if desired.

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45 Responses to Velvet Cookies for Father’s Day #SundaySupper

  1. Bless your heart, Cindy. Sorry you didn’t have your dad with you after age 7. I imagine he would have been proud of these velvet cookies with your own special touch <3

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  5. So sorry your time with your dad was cut so short. I hope recreating dishes like this from your childhood helps bring even more memories of your time with him
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  6. Ahhh, sorry you didn’t really know your Dad, but I bet he is so proud of you and I know he would have loved your cookies!
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  11. I love how food can still be a way to connect us to those we have lost, even those we didn’t have the chance to know well. The worn pages of a cookbook can tell us a lot, and it’s so great to be able to make and enjoy something you know your loved ones once enjoyed as well. Thanks for sharing, Cindy!

  12. I am so sorry you lost your Dad at such a young age. What a cool recipe!
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  13. Stacy says:

    Just the name of these lovely cookies makes me want to make them, Cindy. There’s something cozy and warm about velvet, as well as celebratory somehow. I am so sorry that you lost your father so young. Your mother must be an incredible woman and I take my hat off to her and others like her, who had to do both jobs.
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  14. Renee says:

    So sorry you lost your dad at such a young age. It’s good you have some faint memories and are sharing a recipe that was enjoyed by him many times. I’m loving these cookies, it’s the first time I’ve seen velvet cookies and think how nice they must taste and great texture they must have.
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  15. I’m so sorry you never got to know your dad. That is very sad. These cookies look like a very tasty tribute to him!
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  16. Tara says:

    So sorry that you never really got to know your dad. I love the photo of the two of you!! Your cookies look lovely also. YUM!!

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  20. Gorgeous cookies! Isn’t it amazing the little things that you remember?
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  21. Soni says:

    So sorry you lost your Dad at a young age, but I’m sure he’s smiling since you made his favorite cookies!I love these cookies too and they will surely be a huge hit in our house :)
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  22. I’m so sorry you lost your dad so young. I love cookies with jelly on top, and your cookies look delicious and comforting!

  23. I didn’t even know things like this existed! What a wonderful story as well

  24. I think my grandma used to make these cookies for Christmas. I never really knew what they were called, but I definitely remember them looking just like this, and totally melting in your mouth!
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  25. Katie says:

    I’m so sorry to hear you lost your dad too soon. But wow – these cookies are seriously interesting and sound delish!

  26. Wonderful warm remembrance, and a lovely recipe, too.
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  30. An amazing tribute to both your dad AND mom! And a delicious cookie!
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