Peanut Butter Cookies!
I have literally never made peanut butter cookies before. Well I probably helped my mom make them at some point growing up.
I don’t like peanut butter cookies, or I didn’t last time I tried them, and now I don’t want to try them again. Nothing good can come from liking another type of dessert!
Anyways, last night Michael brought me home tons of baking stuff because I had been complaining that I couldn’t bake for Christmas. He also bought me a poinsettia and a rose because he is a sweetie and knows I have been stressed out lately and he loves me. He remembered everything: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate chips. He even bought be some yeast in case I wanted to make rolls! I asked him if there was anything he wanted me to make, and he said peanut butter cookies. So this morning I did (Hadlee helped. And by help I mean broke an egg on the counter because she thought cracking an egg meant squeezing it really hard with both hands. She also dumped flour all over the counter, which I then had to sweep – with my hand not the broom, yuck! – into the bowl because I had no idea how much had dumped on the counter and how much had made it into the bowl, but she had fun, so I guess that is what counts.).
According to Hadlee and Michael they are good. That made me happy because my chocolate chip cookies tend to be a disaster. Plus the recipe kept telling me to use an electric mixer, and I don’t happen to own one of those, it is all elbow grease around here!
I used my Better Homes and Gardens Recipe Book, and the recipe happened to be on the website, so I can share it here with you. The only change I made was that I cooked them for a minute or two longer, because I am always afraid things are not cooked enough. Oh and I didn’t cool them on a wire rack, because, like an electric mixer, I don’t own one. I know I did a pretty good job at getting them the right size, because the yield is 36 cookies, and I made 34!