Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweet Nothings


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:-)


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....


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.