I am sloooooowly getting used to cooking with a wee one around. I must admit, I have new admiration for mothers of young ones. I never knew just how hard it is to accomplish tasks with small children nearby. I am constantly worrying "Will this harm Elizabeth?".
I decided to forge ahead and bake some cookies for my family. Aw, and let's face it, cookies are just FUN to make!! I decided to make some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. YUM! The cookie dough is my FAVORITE part, but the end result is quite tasty, too!! I sat Elizabeth in her high chair and explained step-by-step to her exactly what I was doing when making cookies. It was ADORABLE when she started licking her lips! LOL!! I told her "I'm sorry honey, but you can't have this yet. One day, though, you will be diving into cookie dough for sure!!" She just smiled.
Yummy!! Cookie dough!!!!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks butter, softened
1 ½ cups light brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1 ¼ cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, whichever your family prefers)
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine butter and sugars and mix well. Stir in eggs and mix well. Add peanut butter, corn syrup and vanilla and stir till well-combined. Add in ½ of the flour and all of the baking soda and salt. Stir until well combined. Stir in the rest of the flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-13 minutes. Be sure and watch your cookies carefully so that they do not burn!!
I use two different pans when baking cookies and each one cooks so differently so I always keep a close eye on my cookies while still in the oven!!