Friday, December 17, 2010

7 days left--some baking & some crafting

I love the small cahiers with the plain brown
covers that come in a 3-pack.
Feeling the need to be thrifty, 
I decided to go ahead and try making 
my own.
Jen & Jake have a nice tutorial for a
hand-stitched notebook, which I
can't wait to try.  But for now,
I took the easy route and stitched mine
up on the machine.
Add a label and you have a perfect little
stocking stuffer. 
~
I started my baking today with the
simplest cookie on the list,
and since ~nanashouse~ asked what I
would be making, I'll show you
--peanut butter with {dark & milk}
chocolate kisses.
If you've never tried them, the recipe
is below.  They're a favorite in our
house...


Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

1 cup butter, room temp.
1 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 eggs, room temp
3 cups flour {I always substitute 1 cup of whole wheat}
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
*edited::1 bag of Hershey chocolate kisses
how could I forget!

Cream butter, peanut butter, & sugars.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.  Add dry ingredients and blend.
{I like to chill the dough a bit before making the cookies.}
Form dough into 1-1/2 inch balls and place on baking
sheet.  Bake in 375 degree F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and place a chocolate kiss
on each cookie.  Let cool on rack.
Enjoy.

10 comments:

  1. Now that's the way to write a blog! Thank you for posting your recipe :-)

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  2. These are the easiest and an all-time favorite. I am also trying the dark chocolate this year. Thanks for the recipe- Now I won't have to search!

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  3. Yummmmmmmm. Never tried the dark chocolate, but that sounds heavenly with the peanut butter!!

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  4. I baked the same cookies with my youngest niece and nephew today. They are 9 & 12 and we had a lot of fun baking and sampling the cookies.

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  5. Those are my favorite! I haven't made them in such a long time. I hope I have time to make them before Christmas day. TFS and Merry Christmas.

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  6. Thank you for the link to the tutorial! I love those type of notebooks but they are pretty expensive. Yours look lovely!

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  7. Those were the first I made this year and definitely with dark chocolate kisses!

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  8. They look delectable! Love your jars all lined up and looking ready to use.
    Brenda

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  9. What would be Christmas without baking. These look delish and my girls would love them xoxox Clarice

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  10. Those cookies look delicious! And the notebooks are a great idea! I'll have to try!

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