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Cookies and smiles

You don’t need an occasion to bake cookies, you don’t need a reason to bake cookies and you definitely don’t need a reason to eat them..

just in time for tea are we?
just in time for tea are we?

But so you are wondering the holiday season is just one more excuse to gorge on them…

You know what are three items I buy most this time of the year actually make it four; flour, butter, sugar and eggs and no matter how much I buy I perpetually seem to run short of them..

Its this whole baking marathon thing going on, timer ticking, oven heating, batter beating and in all this off course P smiling… Its so hard to hide cookies from him, I bake a batch say about 20 cookies and before I bat a eyelid, most of them are gone..

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Now he cannot possibly eat 10 cookies in 10 seconds, but what he can do is hide them in his cookie box and savour them when ever and where ever he wants..

But lately he has been very good, no stealing, no sneaking so I had to give him his present ….

So it was peanut butter choco-chip cookies and while I was at it, P got his very own giant cookie which he very happily kept and I presume at it all by himself..

P's Giant Cookie
P’s Giant Cookie

Peanut Butter Choco-chip cookies

Yields- 15 cookies and 1 giant cookie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chunky or smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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 How:

Heat the oven to 375 deg f.

Next cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light. Add the egg and mix until fluffy.

Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by table spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375°.

Turn off the oven and let it rest for a couple of mins inside the oven. Then cool on the wired rack.

Cookies are ready..

With the Holiday season more bakes coming up, watch out for cup cakes, cakes, cookies, pies..

Till then Happy holidays my friends…

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