Little Mini's (What's up with the colored one? Hmm. I got a bag of Hershey's Kissables Candy Coated Chocolate Chips on sale at Target for like a buck twenty, so thought I'd try it. Although, I don't really care for the Kissables, so I didn't do more than one.)
Lately I've been making cookies small, it's just kind of fun to see how many a batch will make and I don't feel as bad having a little cookie as opposed to eating big ones. So on Monday I made these Peanut Butter Cookies I found on www.bakingblonde.wordpress.com which is yet another baking/foodie blog I love and check daily. Baking Blonde says these are the best peanut butter cookies ever, so I had to try them. They ARE really good! The only change I made to the recipe is it called for 1 1/3 cups flour and I thought the dough was too soft and moist to roll into balls, even after its suggested 15 minute chilling, so I added another 1/3 cup and they turned out perfect. For fun, I also made another batch today and made little mini cookies, (the ones from Monday were quickly eaten up!) I ended up with 72 cookies! With half of the cookies, I pressed them with a fork like traditional peanut butter cookies and with the other half, after five minutes baking time, I added a chocolate chip to the center like you would the Peanut Butter Kisses Cookies which use Hershey Kisses (my mom's recipe growing up was called Peanut Butter Blossoms) and then baked them another three minutes. I used Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips as they are bigger than the usual ones, so they were perfect size. I think I prefer the ones with the little chocolate addition. Oh, and the recipe calls for some chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, which I did do with the big ones I'd made on Monday, but for today's batch, I left those out. I also used Smucker's All Natural Peanut Butter for the first batch and Jif Creamy PB for today's. So, minor changes from the recipe, but still close and all worked great. Ya gotta love a peanut butter cookie!
The Big Ones
I still have so many baked goods I'd like to get posted--someday. Little Sammie's fingers are doing well healing. But the poor little guy is not having fun wearing bandages constantly and I'll just say I'm not having much fun changing the bandages--especially after incidents like yesterday. He ate breakfast, then I bathed him (he's supposed to take two baths a day without the bandages, so his fingers will get some hydrotherapy, which will help in the healing. Anyway, after the bath and putting on new clean bandages, which is no fun by myself--it's really a two person job--one to hold his hand still and the other to put on the bandages--anyway, within that very first hour of clean bandages, Sam had made his way downstairs, where the boys have been instructed to ALWAYS keep the bathroom door shut, and next thing I know Scott brought him upstairs with dripping wet hands and told me he was playing in the toilet. Uugghhh! I think that is one of the yuckiest things! We had to, obviously, do the bandages all over again. BUT Sam is doing well, even at the doctor's office today, the nurse was very impressed with how still he was holding his hands for her to bandage him up. I think he's just decided he knows it has to be done and that it actually feels better that way. Ya gotta love this little guy! (He's figured out how to climb up on the furniture and is so proud of himself!)