“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.”~Donald £. Hicks
Hello, sweet friends…
I hope you are doing well…
(btw…where in the world has August gone!)
This past week I’ve been tirelessly trying to convert one of the rooms into a closet…
I’ve had so much fun perusing for creative ideas…
however…at times it felt like a juggling act…
with Anastasia and Camille running all around our home…(Camille mostly chasing Anastasia)
Fortunately…familiarity breeds affection… and with a little bit of understanding and training lots of chasing…
I am hopeful they will come to live together happily ever after…
This week my furry kids inspired me to whip up these favorite afterschool cookies; they are fun & easy to make… of course my favorite part is making the crisscross design on top!
Jumbo Peanut Butter Cookies
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1-2 cups chunky peanut butter (I use 2)
two large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300°.
Lightly grease two baking sheets. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, preferably the bowl of a stand in electric mixer, beat the butter and the granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition Beat in the vanilla. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture in two additions. Shape rounded tablespoons of the dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. With a fork, make a crisscross pattern on the top of each cookie, flattening it into a 2 1/4 inch round bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until the edges of the cookies I light golden brown with the centers still soft. Let cool for one to two minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.