Previously I equated baking with peanut butter cups to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures. And what’s not to love about eating the leftover miniatures? One bite and you’re in chocolate and peanut butter heaven. Although, there were those sassy cups whose chocolate ridges stuck to the inside of the paper liner. Who gave those cups such sass? Continue reading
I did a bad, bad thing. I didn’t write a single blog post last week. It is an egregious error in the blog word. I’m sorry. Can you ever forgive me? What if I made you Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Heart Cookies for Valentine’s Day?
I am totally disappointed in myself. I had a week’s worth of Valentine’s Day recipes for you guys and then… I arrived at the race track. Sebring International Raceway to be specific; site of the 12 Hours of Sebring. If you don’t know it, look it up. I’ll be back there again in March for the race, so it appears I should plan ahead blog-wise so I don’t go dark again.
Here’s the part where I make it up to you: I share a Domestic Rebel recipe perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s a peanut butter cookie, with chocolate chips and Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts. Continue reading →
I enjoy being one of those people you go to for baking advice. Baking advice is pretty much the only advice I have to offer. Yes, I work in racing, but no, I have no idea why your car is making that noise. Yes, I run, but no, I’ve never used a training program. Yes, I am a woman, but no, I can’t tell you why your girlfriend is crazy. Your cookies didn’t turn out? You must tell me everything you did step-by-step and we will get through this together.
With Adventures of a Hungry Redhead in full swing, I’ve received even more inquiries, which makes me blush. Now it’s the holidays and it seems like every conversation struck is an excuse to quiz me about Christmas cookies, which is fine by me, I was going to change the topic and start talking about food anyway. It’s not you, it’s me. I’m hungry.
So let’s talk Christmas cookies. Every Christmas, these peanut butter cup blossoms are my go-to cookie. In fact, at this very moment, there is a supply of them in the mail en route to one lucky office in the continental U.S.
Why is a peanut butter cup cookie my Christmas staple? They’re cute as a button, they’re easy to make, they have a peanut butter cup in them (Hello! Can’t lose!) and the recipe makes a crap ton of cookies. Continue reading →
Are people as particular about peanut butter cookies as they are about brownies, or chocolate chip cookies, or sugar cookies? With the later three, there are clear disagreements on “perfection.” Some like a fudgy brownie versus a cakey brownie. Some argue butter all the way with chocolate chip cookies, while others swear by shortening. For sugar cookies: should they be thick and chewy or thin and crisp? But what about peanut butter cookies? Is there any other way to make peanut butter cookies besides soft and chewy?
That is exactly how these cookies are. They are super soft, tender and delicate… like a baby. You have to be gentle with them… like a baby. They are not crisp on the edges whatsoever… like baby? These cookies are delicate and I warn you: they don’t travel well. Do not attempt to mail these cookies or put them in your luggage because they will arrive in pieces… like a baby.