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

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.


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

  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!

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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

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


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