Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Hi Everybody! 
We found this great recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies over on Tasty Kitchen a few weeks ago, and we have already made several batches per week since then! – They are just that amazing!!!  😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 -1/4 cup Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Softened Butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter, creamy or crunchy, your preference!
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degree’s.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and peanut butter together until smooth and fluffy. Add the sugars and mix until combined. Then incorporate the egg, followed by the milk and vanilla. Gradually add in the flour mixture and beat until thoroughly combined.

Put a few tablespoons of sugar in a shallow small bowl for rolling your cookies. Using a medium cookie scoop, portion out your dough, roll each into a ball and roll each ball in the sugar until coated on all sides. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, allowing room for the cookies to spread out while baking.

Bake for 10-12 minutes , being careful not to over-bake. The cookies will look slightly underdone in the center, but they are not. They will set up as they cool.

Happy Baking & Bon Appétit! 

Festive Apple Dip

Welcome~

“If you have a special need today, focus your full attention of the goodness and greatness of your Father rather than the size of your need. Your need is so small compared to His ability to meet it.” ~Author unknown

This is a wonderful and festive peanut butter, chocolate, dip. 

Enjoy!

Festive Apple Dip

  • 1 pkg 8oz. cream cheese – softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 jar (11 3/4+oz.) hot fudge
  • 2 TBSP. chopped mixed nuts or chopped peanuts
  • 3 med red+green apples – wedged ( Honey Crisp and Granny Smith apples are the best with this dip!)
  • 2 TBSP. lemon juice

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in marshmallows. Spoon half into a 3 cup bowl; spread with half of hot fudge. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with nuts. Toss the apples with lemon juice. Sever with dip.

Yield: 2 cups of dip

Granola Bars

Good afternoon! What a beautiful day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

“God still draws near to us in the ordinary, commonplace, everyday experiences and places…He comes in surprising ways” ~ Henry Gariepy

We love this recipe, it comes in so handy when going on long road trips. Its a satisfying, tasty snack.

Enjoy!

Granola Bars

Melt together in sauce pan:

  • 2 cups brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cups butter
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey (optional)

Mix and stir wet ingredient into this:

  • 9 1/2 cups rice krispies
  • 5 cups oats
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • dried cranberries (optional)
  • Chia seeds (optional) for extra nutrition and energy

Press firmly into large cookie sheet and small one. Cut into desired bar size. 🙂