Do you have this situation. You start baking, all is well, the kitchen is neat, the baking goes smoothly. By the third recipe, you find yourself covered with chocolate from only the third recipe, nothing is washed or put away and you just want to call it a morning or a day? That is me. (In a half hour, I am ready to come back and bake again.)
I enjoy baking and I am usually methodical with setting up and cleaning up. I wash measuring cups and cookie scoops and baking pans, as I go along and they drain while, I get the next recipe going. This is enjoyable baking.
That third recipe loses some of the fun factor. I let the dirty dishes pile up in the sink. Instead of getting out all the ingredients and reading the recipe through, I play it by ear. Oops, this has peanut butter in it. Where is the peanut butter? Did you eat it? Do we have any? I found it, half gone. Will I have enough? Crisis averted.
What? It uses both baking soda and powder. Such a nerve!
......and can you tell me why peanut butter cookies have to have the criss-cross on them. I made the first batch with them and they flattened out to almost nothingness. So there, Smitten Kitchen, I placed the next batch, shaped by my cookie scooper. They came out better looking. I am feeling better, now.
Peanut Butter/ Chocolate Chunk Cookies adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Now, get over to Smitten Kitchen and thank her for this fantastic recipe.
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