Perfect Day for Baking Cookies!

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We had the biggest snow of the year last night/today. Grace had off, so we decided to bake cookies.

This quote was in the Breese Journal last week. I found it appropiate for today. "A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together" ~ author unknown

Here are two of our favorite cookies.

Snicker Bar Cookies

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted (I do not sift)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 bags (approximately 13 oz each) package snickers (bite size)

Preheat oven to 350

Combine the butter, peanut butter and sugars using a mixer on a medium to low speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Then mix in flour, salt and baking soda. Cover and chill dough for 2 hours.

Unwrap all snickers. Remove dough from refrigerator. Shape about 1 tablespoon of dough around each candy. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.

Note: You do not want to bake them to long. I bake them 10 minutes.

It will get light and fluffy. If it is not, you may need to boost up the speed a little. Then add flour mixture.

This is after you add the flour etc. Then you will put it in the frig.

Ready for the frig.

 

Wrap the dough around the snicker. Don't wrap too much around it.

Ready for the oven.

Yumo! I had a lady at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dogtown want to trade me for jello shots for these. I had offered them one and she had one... then she wanted more. They are really good.

Here is our next favorite. This recipe came from Holy Family Cookbook in Decatur. Mark and I lived there for 5 years. It is always been a favorite in our family.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup Reeses peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup Hersheys chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Combine flour and baking soda. Blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. (I did 7 – 8 )

I cannot stress enough… If you want them soft and chewy…do not over bake! They may even look slightly under baked.

 

Grace stirring in the peanut butter and chocolate chips.

 

Ready for the oven.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yum!

Relish Food, Life & the Snow!

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3 responses »

  1. They look great and the amount of snow is crazy!! Sarah picked some Valencias from one of the trees yesterday and juiced them for sorbet for movie night tonight. I think I prefer our West Coast winters.

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