February 29, 2008

Kid Style Peanut Butter Cookies

Syd Hunter and Lane

I love cooking with kids. They ask the funniest questions while cooking, things that us adults just don’t think about.

My favorite part though is that I know I’m teaching the beauty and joy of cooking to a young person.

My niece Sydnee called me the other night and told me she needed a recipe with peanuts in it, as she was learning about George Washington Carver in school – Carver was a peanut farmer. So, I thought about it for awhile and remembered a cookie recipe I had come across and was in my recipe box that I had never tried before. I emailed the recipe to my sister-in-law so she could get the ingredients.

I traveled down to my brother’s house the next night, to spend the night as his house…I was traveling on business all this week putting on farmers’ market workshops for my job. That night Syndee, my nephew Hunter and I baked up some of the yummiest cookies.

The best part of this recipe is that it is very kid friendly. Hope you enjoy these wonderful cookies as much as we did.

Take a look at Syd rolling up her cookies.

Kid Style Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe courtesy Family Circle Magazine

1 package (about 18 ounces) prepared sugar cookie dough

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 mini chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat together cookie dough and peanut butter in large bowl until blended and smooth. Stir or knead in mini chips, peanut butter chips and peanuts until evenly distributed.

Drop 1 heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets. Then transfer to wire rack and cool.


Lesley said...

Holy cow, Syd has gotten big!

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to make these with Morgan. Thanks for sharing! :) Hope all is well your way!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Aunt Lane
We enjoyed the cookies and your visit!
We love you!
Sydnee, Luke and Hunter Baldwin

P.S. The cookies were a huge hit at school!