Peanut Butter Delights, when made correctly, deliver melt-in-your-mouth goodness in every bite. I first found the recipe when a friend's son asked me to make him some for his birthday. The first time I made the cookies I failed to cook the mixture as long as the recipe called for and quite by accident improved on the dry version of the cookie I'd been served in the past. I also discovered in a subsequent attempt that reduced fat peanut butter doesn't deliver the same rich, creamy cookies as inexpensive store brand peanut butter. The recipe was originally published in either the Winston-Salem Journal or The Cary News as discovered by a writer who goes by the pseudonym Myrkabah who wrote:
This leads me to suspect that, similiarly to Cheerwine and Lexington Barbecue, the one true peanut butter delight is a secret that we North Carolinians have delightfully (pun intended) kept from everyone else. If this is true, then I am almost certainly breaking Chapter 8, Section 2 of the North Carolina Code of Conduct by revealing this recipe to the general public, so if I get disappeared in the next few weeks, everyone knows what happened.