Thursday, October 16, 2008

seven days

a lot happens around here in just a week...

Gracie: found the perfect pumpkin at the patch
Marshall: caught the first fish off the dock, 17 in. puppy drum...not a keeper, dangit!?!
Harley: made feature's editor of the Ghent Gazette
Chris: grew loads of arugula in the fall garden
Heidi: discovered that cookies can taste ridiculously sublime...

chocolate peanut butter chip cookies
makes about 4 dozen

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 2/3 cups (a 10-ounce bag) peanut butter chips
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (about 8 ounces)

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Into a bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy and beat in egg and vanilla until combined well. Beat in flour mixture until just combined and stir in chips. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Drop dough by tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake in batches in middle of oven until cookies are just set and begin to crack on top, about 12 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets on racks 1 minute and with a spatula transfer to racks to cool completely.

Don't say I didn't warn you;)


The Barton Family said...

Those look tempting. I think I will wait for my 2nd trimester to be over, I could eat 4 dozen in one sitting!! Tell Harley congrats, that is exciting!!

Brooke said...

I can't decide which looks more scrumptious--Gracie or those cookies!

Teresa said...

Little Hensley Fam said...

a lot does happen in a week, especially when you have children!
The cookies look yummy, I'll have to let you know when I try them. Your pineapple-pina colada drink is in my freezer ready to be pulled out for tomorrow night! =)

Butler Family said...

Congrats to Harley!! Those cookies look yummy:) I will have to try them out. Thanks for the recipe.

Jenn said...

Maybe next time you make those cookies, you should share them. That way you don't, or your family doesn't over indulge:) Tell Harley I can't wait to read what she has to say about the election.