While I wasn’t thrilled to try another McCormick recipe (see Mocha Slice Cookies), I thought these looked good. And we all know I did have to share the blame for substituting ingredients on that one.
Here’s another sparkly, pretty cookie. Let’s do this.
Shannon came over and offered to assist. I was weary (no offense, Shannon), but decided to delegate some tasks.
I had her read the ingredients so I could pull them out and measure. She was busy talking to Dustin about irrigating a catheter the whole time – both appropriate and efficient.
Some of the peanut butter stuck to the sides even though I had the SCRAPER EDGE BEATER. WTF, Kitchenaid?!
Look at the sides! Luckily it was still all mixed. You’re safe this time, Kitchenaid.
Step 5: Chill for 2 hours
Cool, time to do dishes! That’s what my assistant is for. Nope. She went and sat on my couch!
In that 2 hours, we went to Target, ordered pizza, and played Wii. All my favorite things!
(Shannon gets credit for this artsy shot)
The fork kept getting stuck in the dough. I ended up dusting it with sugar before pressing down. It kinda worked.
This is pan 2 with my new “Sil-Eco” pad. Some are prettier than others (mostly others)
Guess what happened right after I pulled these out of the oven? The pizza guy arrived!
“GIVE HIM A COOKIE!” yelled Kristina. Great idea! A third-party review!
What. A. Success. The Pizza Hut guy liked them. That means I made Martha proud, right? Right?
Todd: Tasted the cinnamon. Didn’t know they were peanut butter.
Shannon: Tasted the peanut butter. Didn’t taste the cinnamon.
Dustin: Favorite cookie so far.
Brittany: Would have been better if I underbaked them so they were more chewy.
Link to original recipe (They didn’t even put it on Martha’s site!)
Start time: 8:35
End time: 11:19 (2 hours, 44 minutes)
Martha’s estimated time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
I got: 36 (well, I got 37, but the last one didn’t fit so I made Shannon eat the dough)
What did I learn?
- Tightly packing brown sugar is fun
- Pizza and cookies can cause upset stomachs
What do I need to learn?
- Did the fork get stuck because I was pressing too hard?
That recipe was pretty easy and, I guess, kind of boring. I’ve been afraid to try something difficult. I’ll do it for the next one. Wish me luck!