Animals are such agreeable friends…they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
– George Eliot
Hello, sweet friends…
Today I thought it would be fun to go on an animal safari…
I mean why not…since most amusement parks are currently closed…not so amusing
and, well let’s face it… things are still feeling a bit cray cray with most of our “normal” social gatherings…
I’m game for hanging out in any environment where it’s not so challenging socially…sign me up!
I have always enjoyed zoos.
Back in my California days I often visited the Los Angeles & San Diego animal parks…
I’m not sure why I hadn’t gone to West Coast Animal Park…Www.westcoastgameparksafari.com
and a little embarrassed to admit it took a pandemic…
for me to finally go check it out.
I’m really glad I did too because it turned out to be a nice outing…
a welcoming and very low key park.
Wearing my tennis shoes and not sandals was a good thing too, because as soon as I entered the park the goats, deer, and sheep (adult & baby) came right up to me…
those cray, cray social animals are everywhere!
This recipe is a copycat of Disneyland’s peanut butter cookies, which is my all-time favorite amusement park. The cookies are soft, chewy and easy to make. I think you will enjoy them!
COPYCAT DISNEYLAND PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups sugar (divided)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and brown sugar.
Add vanilla and mix.
Add the eggs in one at a time, mixing well after each one.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and stir until completely combined.
Fold in peanut butter chips.
Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls.
Place 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl and roll each ball of dough in the sugar until completely covered.
Place rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and gently press each dough ball down to 1/2 inch thick.
Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes.
Remove cookies and allow them to cool on their cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
These cookies are very soft – you don’t want them to over bake or turn brown at all. They will continue to set-up as they cool.