Monday, August 17, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

(Sorry for the not great picture quality. I'm working on getting a photo editing program installed on my home computer.)

I've been majorly busy recently with a few close friends getting married, which has led to more time out of my house than I care to think about.

Last week, there were two birthdays at my husband's office. I have become the unofficial cupcake supplier when it comes to birthdays in his office.

For Monday's birthday celebrant, I made an old favorite: Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. I had to improvise a bit and use finely ground candy canes instead of peppermint extract. Otherwise, it was a very routine day for baking.

Friday's birthday celebrant, however, was a bit more challenging. This coworker doesn't really care for cupcakes or cake. Luckily for me, by now most of my husband's office knows to expect cupcakes on their birthdays. That makes it much easier to figure out what kind of sweets to bake.

When I found out that the birthday celebrant liked peanut butter cookies, I was a little stumped. I must admit that I'm not really into peanut butter cookies. I checked around and find a nice simple recipe, with a twist. Dipping the cookies in chocolate.

I dipped half the cookies in chocolate (not knowing whether or not the birthday celebrant would want that), and then half of those went into sprinkles (for a festive look) and the other half into peanuts.

The cookies were a huge hit at the office. And, it's always nice to try something new.


Kate said...

Holy MOLY do those look yummy! For the 937th time, I wish we lived closer again...

Janine said...

I love peanut butter cookies!! Unfortunately, for some reason, I'm not that good when it comes to making them---they always seem to burn a little on the bottoms, no matter what I try.

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rissykay99 said...

Janine- try taking them out of the oven a minute or two before the allotted cooking time. Cookies tend to keep baking, even after being removed from the oven. I've found that if I take mine out a minute or two before they look done, they don't burn and turn out wonderfully.

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