Peanut Butter

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peanut butter cups

I love perusing the bulk bins at various super markets to see what’s new. My latest spotting was miniature peanut butter cups – the tiny ones like you get in peanut butter cup ice cream. First I saw them at a store called Sprouts and later found them at H.E.B., so I guess they’re catching […]


Published on July 27, 2010
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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  To celebrate, here’s a blast from the past — Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies.  It’s an old recipe from with an interesting balance of ingredients. The peanut butter flavor isn’t very strong, but it’s certainly detectable.  As for the oats, there are just enough of them to give the cookies some bumpiness. […]


Published on May 15, 2010
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If you haven’t entered the scale giveaway, check out the previous post. The giveaway ends Saturday. As for today, I do have a cookie recipe.  Hooray! This recipe seemed unusual, which of course was why I had to try it. It’s adapted from an old Southern Living Annual, and what caught my eye were the […]


Published on February 4, 2010
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Secret Promises Cookies

by on January 29, 2010 · 23 comments


It’s a cold and windy day here in Austin, and after taking Lizzie for a long walk I was quite ready for a cup of coffee and one of these cookies. They’re so good! The recipe is a twist on a very old one from Southern Living. It’s a peanut butter cookie stuffed with Dove […]


Published on January 29, 2010
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Peanut Blossom cookies were a 1957 Bake-Off entry from Freda Smith of OH. Her blossoms made the finals, but the grand prize went to Gerda Roderer’s Accordion Treats. Though they didn’t score enough points to win, Peanut Blossoms became very popular and 50 years later they’re still a national favorite.  Pillsbury sticks with the version […]


Published on December 3, 2009
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Peanut Butter and M&M Cookies

by on July 31, 2009 · 10 comments


These cookies were kind of an afterthought – something to make in case the Bundt cake didn’t work out, plus a way to use up some M&M trail mix I found in the pantry. The results were great and I loved how the cookies developed crackly tops (probably due to all the sugar). Unless you […]


Published on July 31, 2009
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Pretzel Potato Chip Monsters

by on July 9, 2009 · 11 comments


I’ve been working on a few baking projects today and the compost cookie was one of them. It was a failure, but something good came out of it and that was the idea to toss the pretzels and chips with a brown sugar butter mixture, bake them, and then add them to the cookie. The […]


Published on July 9, 2009
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According to my brief and not very thorough research on coconut oil, its health benefits are numerous and we should be eating it every single day. Still, I’ve had a hard time getting myself to spend $7.00 on a jar of fat, and if it weren’t for my curiosity as to how it would work […]


Published on June 3, 2009