Sunday, August 19, 2012

Marvelous Monday - Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

It's Marvelous Monday & today we are celebrating my daughter's Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookies.  Chocolate chips mixed with peanut butter.  Need I say more?  My husband calls them heroine cookies because they are so highly addictive.

These cookies very rarely make it into the cookie jar.  Normally, we eat the entire batch straight off the cooling racks.  Here's what you need to know to make your own:

Sarah's Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 cup of peanut butter 
1 cup sugar + a tiny bit more for sprinkling over baked cookies
1 egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a large baking sheet or use parchment paper.  Combine peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, egg & Vanilla and mix well with spoon.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls & place on pan.  Flatten slightly with a fork.  Bake 12 minutes.  Remove from oven & sprinkle slightly with more sugar.  Cool slightly before removing from pan.

Yields 15 - 20 cookies.

In knitting news, after reading E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey series, I was inspired to knit a 50 Shades of Grey & Red shawl.

Here's a close up of the colors:

I listed the shawl in the shop and I may have to knit another one for myself.  I hope the yarn is still available.   The colors are a bit masculine, but I absolutely love the shawl.  I think it would look great with jeans & a white shirt.  Of course, I think everything looks great with jeans & a white shirt.

Now, I'm working on another shawl of the same style but in shades of purple & gray.

Doesn't look like much yet and the color is not showing up well there.  The yarn is Pagewood Farm's Yukon in the JF's Folly colorway.  This is another one that I love and may have to keep for myself rather than putting it in the Etsy shop.  Because the yarn is hand dyed in small batches, I probably won't be able to get more of this exact color.  Plus, I think it would look great with the jeans and white shirt.  I even have gray boots to match.  Yeah, I'll probably be keeping this one!