peanut butter time

i love this stuff.  it is not around much since a couple kids (maybe a few) are allegedly allergic to nuts.  the girl blames her allergy on me; like because i ate it so much when she was in utero she developed an allergy.  it is a theory.  but i made these cookies tonight. update: the girl smelled them cooking and thought they were brownies. "so they ALL have nuts?" she asked, ignorant of how peanut butter cookies are made.  "yes, they are made with peanut butter." "you made no other cookies, just these? do you not love me?" i adore these reactions, i adore her.
1 1/2  cups peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
3/4 cups sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 1/2 cup flour
roll the cookies into balls then fork mark it up.
greased cookie sheet.
bake at 375 for 8 minutes.

another cookie me and the two older boys made for the girl and her 8 friends that came over unannounced:
chocolate chip cookies
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup shortening (gross but not optional)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 scant teaspoon salt
chocolate chips (however much ya like)
flaky sea salt (optional)

preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
cream together butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla and egg until fluffy (this the 12 year old did)
add sifted dry ingredients (minus sea salt) and mix till combined (this the 7 year old did)
fold in chocolate chips and drop by spoon onto greased cookie sheet (12 and 7 year old did in their own bowls)
sprinkle with sea salt before baking (optional)
bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes
(i pull mine out early cuz i like them underdone)


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