This recipe, also from the Norwegian ladies cookbook, makes a chewy cookie.
2 sticks butter, softened
2 C peanut butter (I use creamy, use what you like)
2 C white sugar
3/4 C brown sugar
2 T milk
2 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
Blend peanut butter and butter, add sugars. Add eggs, milk, and soda. Blend in flour.
Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. With a fork dipped in flour, criss cross the cookies to flatten them.
Bake at 350° for eleven minutes.
Seal tightly when cooled.
After they come out of the oven, you may shove a Hershey Kiss into the center of the cookie.
Back in the seventies, there was a cookie called Ideal Peanut Butter Logs. These chocolatey coated crispy peanut butter cookies were delish. My brother would have mom buy those, and I can remember him stacking up a half dozen with a tall glass of milk, and he would down them before the next commercial. The company stopped making them, and my brother now has a hole in his heart where the cookies used to be.
I am going to try this recipe as the cookie base, and roll them and bake fingers, then dip them in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and see how close I can come to the original.