Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweet Nothings

Well.

It seems I am good for reading blogs at night, but not writing them - not in this season anyway.

With a cup of Mocha in the morning hours I think of all manner of witty, wonderful, inspiring things to say, but I am (being a wise and) dedicating that coffee jolt to listening to the Bible and painting.

I also have lots to say when the house is coming down around my ears at the lunch hour.
THAT, however, is not a wise time to sit down either.

Oh WAIT! I have it.
The Worlds Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookie recipe! I actually made these tonight (instead of blogging intelligent things) and this recipe has been turning out a prettier shape than any of my usual chocolate chip recipes.
It is now a favorite stand-by, and in Idaho, in my Wolf oven/range I can fit over 2 d.o.z.e.n cookies on one sheet. Wheeeew-ee! The size of that oven almost makes up for the lack in living square-footage:-)

Okie-dokie, want the recipe?
Here it is:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 and 1/3 cup flour (and here I add a little more. Enough to shape dough into balls)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
chocolate chips (the more the merrier!) I use about a cup and a half, and add another half cup mini chocolate chips just for fun:-)

Combine butter and peanut butter.
Add sugars,
then eggs and vanilla.
Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips.
Add more flour as needed.

Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes.

And that's it! In Idaho I actually experimented with dehydrated egg and no one was the wiser.
Boy it was a relief to know I could make these cookies from nothing but pantry items. I may have used dehydrated butter too... can't remember.

And so. You get nothing witty tonight, but perhaps "tasty" will suffice!

I do what I can:-)

5 comments:

Momma Bear said...

Yum! Those are some of our favorites too! My husband loves anything with peanut butter or chocolate, so the two together are always a hit. Have you ever tried making them without flour? They have that peanut butter-out -of -the -jar thing going on. We like them with or without and will definitely have to try yours. :-)

Momma Bear said...

Oh, by the way, we tried your cousin Melissa's brownies yesterday and they were a BIG hit! I loved that they called for cocoa powder (something I always have on hand) and not melted baking chocolate. Thanks for posting the recipe! :-)

P.S. You were right...eating those brownies would be a good way to go ;-)

gramsie said...

Would love to see some of the results of your morning painting sessions, Ana....

love,
me

Momma Bug said...

Ooooh! I'd love to share!
I'll post some pictures soon:-)

Diane said...

sweets recipes will suffice any day...intermixed with hearing your sweet voice on the phone now and then! Loved talking to you for just a little bit the other nite! Love you lots.