A while ago my Grandma gave me a recipe book that a friend of hers wrote. I have not been very good at using recipes from it. So, along with my Bountiful Basket usage, I plan to make more meals from this recipe book. Today was one of my first creations from it. I was craving something sweet, chocolatey and decided that peanut butter would be a good addition to those two. The recipe is called Peanut Butter Blossoms. Normally you would put a Hershey Kiss on the top of the cookie, but I just had chocolate chips and mixed them into the dough. I made a few modifications to accommodate the ingredients I had and they turned out great! Kevin had about 4 or 5 right after they came out of the oven. If you love chocolate and peanut butter you’ll have to give these a try!
1 3/4 c Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 c Granulated Sugar
1/2 c firmly packed Brown Sugar
1 c Butter
1/2 – 3/4 c Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 package Milk Chocolate Chips
In a large bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt; stir together. Add sugar, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, egg, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Beat with electric mixer until combined (I’ve found the longer you beat the dough the fluffier and softer the cookies turn out). Roll dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.
It has been a very long time since I have posted. Life has been a little crazy in the last few months. I graduated, yay! We received acceptance letters for graduate school, decided where to go (BYU), moved, sold Mr. Bugg, bought a scooter, have been spending lots of time with family. Lately, we’ve been trying to fit everything into our new apartment. It’s about half the size of our old apartment so it has been a challenge but we are almost “moved in”. Hopefully by Saturday the maze in each room will be gone.
One of my favorite things is getting a Bountiful Basket every week. I have a hard time going to the grocery store to buy fruits and vegetables. However, when they are given to me I am happy use them. We eat so much healthier when we get the basket. This past week we bought a case of Donut Peaches. They are delicious! They look a little funky compared to other peaches, but they taste great. We are waiting for the rest of them to ripen and then we’ll be having lots of peach shakes. I’m really excited!
I’m hoping to photograph each meal we make next week with the basket and will post the photos up here. That’s my goal. Hopefully it happens!