Sunday, September 19, 2010
So, I got up and made cookies to take to him and his roommates. Any excuse to drag Mildred the Mixer out of her hiding place and crank her up. I love making cookies. I did leave a few for the Ex-Ex and high school-age son.
We went to lunch and I persuaded the young man to try calamari. I was impressed that he actually tried it and liked it. It was rolled in bread crumbs, pan-fried and served with warm tomatoes, olives and grated cheese. Really good. I didn't have my camera (it was on the counter from taking cookie photos), but there were several of the little critters with the tentacles still attached. I think those are so cool-- and they taste good, too! This is photo is from a restaurant in Boone we went to this summer, but same idea--
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
(makes 4 dozen)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips (or 1 cup peanut chips and 1 cup chocolate chips); I used mini-chips
Heat oven to 350F.
Beat butter, sugar and peanut butter in medium bowl until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, soda and salt; add to peanut butter mixture, blending well. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake about 10 minutes for a softer cookie or 12 for a crunchier one. Cool one minute on baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Bon appétit, Cookie Monsters everywhere!