Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Guest Blog from Dr. ER - The lessons we learned in kindergarten don't apply to cookies!
My gift load was cut in half. I had to SHARE with my new husband. Hmm, I hadn't counted on that. Because not only does the gift load change, the nature of the gifts change as well. You get gifts for the house or games or things that you HAVE to share.
Mostly, I grew accustomed to all that. Then, I divorced and got my own gifts yet again. Then I married ER and found myself having to share all over again. And that's fine, I'm older and more mature now. I can handle that.
Except for one thing: Big Big ER's sister makes the most AMAZING peanut butter cookies on the planet. Brother ER gets his own bucket of cookies last week and he has the whole bucket to himself. ER and I are expected to SHARE! Share the most amazing peanut butter cookies on the planet? We're like pack wolves, trying to out-eat each other before the other gets all the cookies. We have only six cookies left as I write, and since it's ER's sister, I told him that he can have the rest.
But we are thinking that Big Big sister should share the recipe. It's pure torture to wait a whole year for those melt-in-your-mouth-and-eat-two-dozen-before-you-know-it cookies. It's sooooooooo hard to not only share, it's hard to wait, and we've almost killed this year's supply!
So please, Big Big sister, share your recipe with Dr. ER!!!! Or send us a bucket of our own each year....we will pay cold, hard cash for access to this amazing secret recipe! We're like heroin addicts when the cookies are gone. Please, please, please, send more cookies or share the recipe!
Or else we're going to have to check into a peanut butter cookie methadone clinic.
Much love to Big Big sister, of course, Dr. ER.
1/2 cup margine or butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 t.baking soda
1/2 t.baking powder
1/2 t. vanilla flavoring
in a small bowl,combine flour,baking powder,soda and salt.
in larger bowl, beat margarine, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour mixture. Roll into one inch balls.
put on cookie sheet. crisscross with fork dipped in sugar. bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes. cool in pan 2 minutes before cooling on wire rack. makes about 36 cookies.
my version: always double the recipe (no use messing up the kitchen for 36 cookies. I use 1/2
real butter and 1/2 butter flavored
crisco. I only cook them 7 minutes so they will be chewy.
The only reason I just make these at christmas is that I love these and cant have them because of my sugar cane allergy. (be thankful for once a year. ha ha
By the way, I could not get an answer in mamas hospital room today.
Do you have any updates on her condition?
Big Big ER tex sis
And hey again: Good recipes are loike great poems! Those who know them hold true secrets! ...
Now there's an ER thought: Recipes as literature. :-)
One of my favorite books was published during WWII and includes an entire section that was added at the end about cooking with rationing coupons.
I've been working on a cookbook for my cousins using recipes from a great aunt's personal ledger. It includes recipes from hog-slaughtering time: Smoking a ham to cold-process lye soap. You never know when you may be called on to make some good old soap!