I Apologize And Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

I feel like I need to apologize for being distant, out of range, a little removed and quite absent from my blog. I feel bad sending you only sporadic tweets and random Instagram pics without any follow through.  It bothers me to post only the occasional Facebook message. I feel terrible, I really do.

Peanut Butter Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

But then again, it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want. I just want you to know that I haven’t been burned to a crisp by a fierce dragon, or sucked into a swirling vortex, or buried in a shallow grave under the back step.

Peanut Butter Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

I’ve been busy, damn it, I’ve just been busy.  However, my 2017 resolution was to make more time for things that make me happy.  Not anyone else, just me. So I’ll try and see you more often, because like peanut butter cookies, blogging and creating things for you makes me happy.

Peanut Butter Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 48 cookies

A soft, moist cookie that begs for milk dunking!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • granulated sugar for rolling (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix to combine.

Gently roll the dough into 1" size balls and roll each ball in additional granulated sugar to coat. To make more uniform sized cookies, I like to use a small 1 oz ice cream style scoop. Place sugar-coated balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool. Freezes well.

Notes

Original Recipe by My Friend's Bakery 2017

http://myfriendsbakery.ca/blog/peanut-butter-cookies/

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Two Months In Advance And Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

So I saw a meme on Facebook the other day that said “Only 70 more days until Christmas!” I just about died!

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

Who are these mean-spirited people who post this crap for all the world to see and don’t think there should be consequences for their actions? Who are they? What did I ever do to them?

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

70 days?  OK, more like 65 or something crazy like that now. 64? 63? 62? I’m not sure I really want to know anyway.

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

However, if you’re one of these go-getters that already has their tree up, then this mochaccino crinkle cookie recipe is for you.  It can be frozen 2 months in advance.  Crazy.

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

Mochaccino Crinkles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 48 - 60 cookies

For a subtly different flavor substitute a fruit based yogurt, like raspberry, for the plain yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well. With the mixer on low add the hot water then the Greek yogurt, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the flour, espresso powder, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined.

Put the granulated sugar into a small bowl and set it aside. Gently roll the dough into 1" size balls and roll each ball in the granulated sugar to coat. To make more uniform sized cookies, I like to use a small 1 oz ice cream style scoop. Place sugar-coated balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool. Freezes well.

Notes

Original Recipe by My Friend's Bakery 2016

http://myfriendsbakery.ca/blog/mochaccino-crinkle-cookies/

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