I love food. I love to make it and I love to eat it (but mostly make it). Every Friday I intend to post a new recipe for you to try. I won't post it unless I have tried to make it because I want to know it is good.
I want to apologize in advance. This might be the longest post ever written. Our (new) church does cookie baskets and asks for volunteers to make a couple dozen of their favorites to add to the variety. I made peanut butter blossoms and "not-so-spritzer" cookies. I will share the "not-so-spritzer" recipe later but for now: Peanut Butter Blossoms from allrecipes.com.
You will need
- 1/2 cup CRISCO® Butter Shortening (do NOT substitute butter. You must use Crisco. It makes all the difference in the world)
- 1/2 cup JIF® Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups PILLSBURY BEST® All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 48 foil-wrapped milk chocolate pieces, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar.
Sire together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until stiff dough forms.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Top each cookie immediately with an unwrapped chocolate piece, pressing down firmly so that cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheets to cool.
Enjoy!! (And let me know if you try these recipes/how they turn out!!!)
Also, if the spirit of Christmas (which is in 15 days by the way)...
I saw this lovely questionnaire on the Baby Making blog by my friend Becky. She is a fun, honest, and downright hilarious lady who has twin (holydangadorable) boys. You MUST check her out. I filled it out so without further adieu, here we go:
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Colored lights on tree/house or white?
When do you put your decorations up?
What is your favorite holiday dish?
When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Snow! Love it or dread it?
Can you ice skate?
What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
What is your favorite holiday dessert?
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Tough question. I am going to say both. If I am in the mood, they are wonderful. But I really have to be in the mood.