Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What Sesame Street Means to Me

To Me - Moi - to Cookie Monster. Now who would cut funding for Sesame Street and force the equivalent of a voluntary tax on many who may not be in a position to pay!

You can see the oven is just ready to bear its fruit.

Peanut butter cookies with two chocolate chip eyes (medicine).

And there they are - all 24 of them, a small batch. 3/4 a cup of brown sugar, 1/2 a cup of shortening, 1/2 cup peanut butter (1/4 leftover, 1/4 from a new batch - that's not in the recipe), 1 cup of flour, 1 egg,  1 tsp vanilla, bit of salt, 1/2 tsp of baking soda - hmmm same initials as Biblical Studies, something to make them rise up.
Mix together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla (and beaten egg). Add the flour, salt and baking powder (sifted). Stir and put away in the fridge for 1/2 to 6 hours. (1/2 hour was plenty). Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork. Add chocolate eyes (optional). Bake for 10 minutes (or 11).

I did the whole thing with one bowl and one spoon. Could have used a beater of one kind or another, but couldn't decide which one to use :|

or try this: 1 cup peanut butter, 2/3 cup of sugar (mix brown and white), 1 egg - beat, heat, and cook as above...