PB&J

PB&J == Peanut Butter and John – I love peanut butter so how could I go wrong with something like baked peanut butter!

I thought I start with something simple and see what I could learn.  So I started with a peanut butter cookie recipe from the Kitchen Aid recipe book that came with my mixer.  And after reading some reading some reviews about this new whiz-bang mixing beater blade, I tried that out as well.

The recipe was straight forward but I realized quickly that organizing the ingredients before production was something I needed to figure out rather than just stacking the ingredients on the counter and adding them as I go.  So that was the first lesson.

After that, things started to flow.  Here are a few images from my adventure last night.  I did get one “hidden-mickey” out of this batch, so that was kind of cool as well but it was thanks to my large hands.  The recipe calls for 1″ balls of batter – not so simple for me so some of the cookies turned out kind of large.  I only managed to eat about 8 of these treats so the rest of them are going to work today for meetings and breaks.

The next project is some homemade meatball hors d’oeuvres and chocolate chip cookies at the same time to see how switching between two different types of recipes works out.

j@s

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