Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

may contain nuts

So I bought a baking stone from Bed Bath and Beyond the other day.  Why?  Because adults buy pizza stones and then never use them.  Its a fact of life.  I removed it from the packaging and out flopped a little recipe card for things you can bake on your pizza stone.  One of which was a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe.  So, you know, why not.

3/4 cup shortening (I used butter flavored crisco)

1 1/4 cup self rising flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 egg

2/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine shortening, sugars, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla until mixed through.  Stir in flour until combined.  Add in chocolate chips.  I *MIGHT* have thrown in a handful of peanut butter chips that I had in the freezer.

Roll out dough into small balls, place on baking sheet, bake for 13 – 17 minutes until golden brown.

Eat.

Now… I don’t particularly like these cookies.  I mean, they’re tasty, but not as delicious as I’d hoped.  I mean, sure, I’ll eat them… but meh.  I think its the crisco in them that the recipe called for.  I would normally substitute butter for crisco, but i had a few logs of it leftover from my cookie party before Christmas.  I wanted to get this crisco out of my life so I used it.  It just has that crisco effects on the cookies, a slightly oily taste and the cookies don’t flatten out and stay soft.  They get a little powdery, like a pie crust.

Anyway, these are good.  I won’t make them again.  I made the batter to keep in my freezer and make the cookies when I felt like it.  But I don’t want to be stuck with this dough until its gone.  I will probably bake a ton of them and take them into work and make my coworkers crisco-fat.

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Booze Dough and Tears 2011

Girls love dips!

OK, so I’ve accepted my new love for Christmas.  I’m slowly morphing into a ridiculous Christmas sweater wearing asshole.  It’ll happen one of these days I’ll look around my apartment, filled with cats, and wonder where my youth went.  When I should have been doing Christmas shots and blowing strangers, but instead I was making sweatshirts with glitter puff paint and having cookie decorating parties.  Anyway, I had a bunch of pretty ladies come to my apartment and we made sugar cookies and decorated them.  We had glasses of spiked hot chocolate and some delightful bailey’s cocktails.  Basically, it was super fun!  I made way too many snacks for everyone involved – veggie roll ups, hummus tray, and some apple straws with caramel dip.  Best snacks ever, yo!

The recipe for the sugar cookies can be found here – http://www.crisco.com/Recipes/Details.aspx?recipeID=1328  my uncle has been using this recipe for years and its my favorite cookie of all time.  I also made some buttercream frosting using a basic recipe –

1 stick butter

1tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

whip butter and vanilla until fluffy.  Add powdered sugar until desired consistency.   Delicious.

I made this cookie for my adorable boyfriend – The Ultimate Cookie Warrior !

OOohhh Yeeeaaaahhhh brother

OOohhh Yeeeaaaahhhh brother

Christina made a bad ass rocket –

she's a rocket man

Tricia made amazing looking cookies –

look at that nerd cookie!

Ann was the only one not drinking and therefore was the most enthusiastic and completed the most cookies before being officially over it –

not drinking greatly increases your productivity.

And finally, I demonstrated how I was the most emotionally mature and refined by creating this cookie –

hur hur hur hur

Getting ready for the holidays is so much fun!