Virtual Cookie Exchange
December 14, 2011 25 Comments
Mari of A Bookworm with a View is organising a Virtual Cookie Exchange. A confession: I’m a cookie exchange virgin: I’ve never baked cookies and then given them away to friends or family. I’ve baked cookies and shared them with others, or brought some along to a family visit or a book group meeting, but I’ve never baked cookies with the express goal of gifting them.
The whole cookie exchange thing is new to me. In fact, I only found out last Christmas, my first Christmas as a blogger, that there is this thing in the US where people bake amazing amounts of cookies for and with each other. What a great tradition. (Secretly, I do wonder, if everyone is baking so many cookies, isn’t there going to be a incredible surplus of cookies? I guess the answer is that it looks like everyone is baking cookies, but in reality it’s only a few people that can find the time. Am I right?).
So, on to my favorite recipe that my book group usually welcomes with “Yay, Judith made those peanut butter cookies again!” Yes, they are delicious!
Here is the recipe (i.e., taken from Tes’ blog):
Peanut Butter Cookies
Ingredients: (makes about 40 cookies)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup smooth peanut butter
75 gm butter- cut into tiny cubes
1 1/4 cup white sugar
How to make:
Whisk butter and sugar until coarsely combined. Add eggs and beat well.
Add peanut butter and mix well. Sift in flour and baking soda. Gently stir until the ingredients form a sticky dough.
Refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C (350 F).
Scoop the dough in a greased baking tray and press it down with a fork. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Go ahead and indulge! These are super-easy to make, and if you like peanuts or peanut butter, you will love these.
Now go to Mari’s Virtual Cookie Exchange and discover many more great cookie recipes. Add your own favorite, too.
So, what cookies are you baking for Christmas?