Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Heaven in a Circle

Well I have always loved Peanut Butter cookies. I have just never made them. I have also mentioned them to Jr. Chef plenty of times. But every time I mentioned making them. He would give me this grunting noise. You know that noise. The ones kids give you when they do not want to do something. Well today we were stuck home on a rainy day. I was not about to leave the house for anything. So that is when he gets desperate. That is when he realizes he has to figure something for us to make or he will go mad.

So while I was looking around on my favorite blogs. I had come across Peanut Butter cookies from Brown-Eyed Baker. She always makes everything look so good. So why not try out her recipe for PB cookies. Well since Jr. Chef had nothing to do and because he really wanted to make something. He finally decided that he would allow me to make some PB cookies today.

I have to say this was one of the easiest recipes I have ever tried. I also have to say that they came out delicious. Or how Jr. Chef put they were " Heaven in a Circle". Yup the one that didn't even want to make or try them. Is the one who decided that they were the best cookies that he had ever had. Isn't that funny how that works out.

I will also say that I didn't change anything from the recipe. But if you like a less sweet cookie. You will want to refrain from rolling in the sugar. Jr. Chef loved them. But as much as I love sugar. They were really sweet with the sugar on the outside.


When you finish mixing all ingredients this is what your dough should look like.

If you are as lucky as I am. You will catch your Jr. Chef dipping in the bowl. Of course when he is not supposed to. Lets just say I had a big problem stopping him and was glad the cookies were just for us. Or he would not have been allowed in the kitchen.

Momma is that enough to make my cookie ball?

Now that is a perfect ball isn't it? OK well close enough.

Now roll the ball of dough in your white sugar

Here they are laid out on the tray.

Here is what the cookies look like when I did the fork indents.

Here they are all baked up.

Then we decided to try another batch with some peanut butter chips on top. These were actually my favorite.
They gave the cookies the extra kick of peanut butter and lightened the sweetness of the sugar.

Then I decided to see if I would be able to make an impression on the cookies with an fondant cutter. I have some plastic ones and if you flip them over you can make an impression. I mean what would it hurt to try. Right? So this is how they came out. Now that I really do know it works. There are so many things running through my mind.

So tell me do you prefer peanut butter cookies with or without sugar on the outside? Leave me a comment I would love to hear from you.


  1. Those look great..PB cookies are a favorite of mine! Never tried rolling them in sugar, but can imagine that they would be wonderful that way!

  2. I do like sugar sprinkled on mine! I love the cutter imprint. Fabulous idea!

  3. Cookies and Cups,
    You and Jr. Chef would make great friends. You seem to have that same sweet tooth.lol They were good don't get me wrong. But oh so sweet!

    Thanks for dropping by

    Thank you! I guess I should have posted what the cutter looks like. I guess I will add that in in case someone wanted to try and was not sure what the heck I was saying. lol But I think if you can find different ones that can be used both ways. It would be great for different occasions.

    Thanks for coming.

  4. Cool idea, I love sugar cookies :) You have a lovely blog :P

  5. Hi Ann,

    Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for the compliment. Hope you come by again.

  6. Making a design with a fondant cutter is such a great idea. The cookies look so pretty. :)

  7. Comfy Tummy,

    I appreciate you stopping by and the compliment. Thank you. It's wonderful when you can look at something and say "hey what else can I do with that" lol

    Don't be a stranger!

  8. I'm so glad that you and Jr. Chef enjoyed these cookies, they are a favorite from my childhood! I am going to have to use peanut butter chips next time - that sounds great! And I love the fondant cutter impressions - gorgeous!

  9. Michelle I am glad you enjoyed my version of your cookies.

  10. Nice!
    How about making a sandwich cookie by spreading some jelly? That will give a twist to PB and J.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. Uprinting- That is what Jr. Chef wanted to do! I tell ya though I was so exhausted afterward. I told him we would do our different ideas next time. I know I am such a slacker.


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