welcome to the new home of barefootgirl cookies!
I cannot believe that today is already December of 2010! Time sure does fly by…
For those of you who are new to my cookie blog, it is a project that I started last year.
many years ago when my kids were very young, I spent the entire month of December baking a ‘cookie a day’ with my kids , eating some daily & freezing the rest.
When it came time for Christmas Eve, I pulled out a wonderful array of home made cookies.
Some of my friends encouraged me to start a cookie blog last year. I had so many positive response to it & many people wondering if I would continue it this year.
since I am all about traditions and the crazy way that they get started , and the only way for them to get carried on is to continue them, the cookie blog will go on!!
Quite ironically I have also just tarted the brand-new weight watchers Points plus plan… so this shall be an interesting venture for me.. but I’ve never ben known to back down from a challenge..
that being said….. it’s cookie time!!!
Our first cookie this year is a version of Mama Pea\’s Peanut Butter cookie dough balls
Her recipe seems to be healthier than mine, but I simply can’t bake without real butter & if I was going to start with changing the butter.. I decided to substitute the whole shoot & shebang.
I’m not going for healthy here, I’m going for taste.
then again, I’m not eating them
that’s what I keep telling myself.
for You will need:
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed,
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
(optional) a cutie-patootie to help you in the kitchen
remember Leah from last year? well she was back to help me start the cookie season off today!
We started by mixing the butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla & peanut butter until well mixed. (ours was not as smooth as Mama Pea’s but I am sure that it is due to the butter.. don’t let this discourage you… carry on…)
in a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt. Use a whisk to mix.
slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, then mix in the chocolate & Peanut butter chips.
Mama pea actually rolled them into balls & ate as is, which I thought was gross, until we tried it .
I’m serious.. taste the dough… there isn’t any eggs, so go ahead.. I dare ya.
We decided to shill the dough while Leah went to school, then after school, once Ali was home, we turned these into cookies to bake.
well, most of them.
they were a bit hard to roll into balls, because they were crumbly, but I just took a teaspoon size in my hand & sort of just squeezed my hand together to form a small ball. ( don’t squeeze too tightly)
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. They won’t look all that much different than they did going in, but everything heats up & melds together. Let cool for 10 minutes (if you can wait that long)
Ok.. time to take inventory of the baking supplies.. something tells me I have a shopping trip planned for tomorrow!
these cookies are to die for.