Prepare yourself, the following story is pretty darn pathetic. So last weekend, I was driving my sister to a friend’s house and my mom texted us saying that there was a super hot boy washing our windows. Both of us were skeptical. When it comes to choosing boys for her daughters, my mom is hit and miss. They either end up being knock-your-socks-off attractive or what-they-hell-were-you-thinking unattractive. Lucky for me, I got back home in time to see him. Low and behold he was a winner. Mom you hit the nail on the head this time around. Me being me, I decided to bake my way into his heart by whipping up a batch of cookies. I remembered the 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies on the back of the peanut butter tub and went with it, needing something that would be ready as fast as possible. He finally finished with the windows and came inside to get the cheque. I walked up to the door, plate of cookies in hand and proceeded to make sure that he did not have a peanut allergy. Seriously, what was I thinking? Things only went downhill from there. I tried to make conversation, I really did, but his one word responses didn’t really facilitate any earth-shattering discussion. Maybe he had a girlfriend, who knows?! All I know is next time I am going to save the cookies for myself (when my dad found out that I gave window-boy 5 and the batch only made 12, he was less than impressed, I don’t blame him).
Bare with me here, this all comes full circle back to this month’s Secret Recipe Club. Before my little cookie
experience disaster, I was still in the process of trying to figure out what to make from Tea and Scones, my assigned blog this month. I kept going back and forth from these coconut chocolate tarts, to these coconut pecan chocolate chunk bars, all the while getting distracted by this asian omelette amongst others. But thanks to my failed attempt at baking my way to a hot boyfriend, I inadvertently made one of her recipes, peanut butter cookies (to which I added a healthy quantity of chocolate chips, because I like chocolate) from a post titled, “Let’s Lunch – Just 3 Ingredients.” See it was meant to be. The hot boyfriend on the other hand, was not.
- 1 cup light peanut butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ - ¾ cup chocolate chips
- Heat your oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- To make the cookie dough, cream together the peanut butter and brown sugar so that no visible lumps remain.
- Stir in the egg until incorporated, followed by the chocolate chips.
- Spoon the dough onto the cookie sheet (they do spread a bit but not a ton so you don't have to space them that far apart).
- Bake at 350F for 13-15 minutes or until golden on both the tops and bottoms.
- Cool and enjoy.