Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More Halloween Goodies

Hi Everyone,
I am here today with a yummy cookie recipe and a cute way to dress up some plain glassine bags for Halloween.  My husband and I have been on a strict diet lately due to some health issues we have encountered this summer. I've been having a craving for some delicious peanut butter cookies for a while now so I scoured the internet and found this recipe from the food blog "Smitten Kitchen".  I thought I would give it a try and they were Fantastic. Here is the recipe for any of you who might want to give it a try and I do suggest you give them a try.

         Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter at room temperature (smooth is what we used, but I am pretty sure they use chunky at the bakery)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
For sprinkling: 1 tablespoon sugar, regular or superfine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Place sprinkling sugar — the remaining tablespoon — on a plate. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into the sugar, then onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Using a fork, lightly indent with a crisss-cross pattern (I used the back of a small offset spatula to keep it smooth on top), but do not overly flatten cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not.
Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

Once I finished baking the cookies and letting them cool. I decided to dress them up for Halloween.  I placed the cookies inside a plain glassine bag.  Next, I made tags using the new digital doodles stamp set called " Happy Howl-loween".  

I attached the tags to the bags using black ribbon and sewed on some buttons to make it more fancy and there you have it a perfect gift to give away to a friend for Halloween. 

This will be my last post for "Digital Doodles"  My 6 month term was up and I decided to not continue because of the holiday season and also because of the health issues in my family that I have been dealing with.  My husband was diagnosed this summer with Liver Cancer and just finished his first round of chemo.  All of my energy right now will be focused on helping him overcome this nasty disease. I will still be creating cards for my Etsy shop and posting my crafts on this blog for those of you who read my blog. I am very sad to no longer be with Digital Doodles and I will miss Kathy and all the wonderful ladies that I got to know during my design team term. 

Thanks for dropping by today



  1. Sorry to hear about your hubby's illness. All my best to you and your husband.

    Love your packaging for your cookies, I so want some peanut butter cookies this last week.

  2. Aww, I am sorry to hear about your hubby. Will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your cookies look absolutely delish!!!! The packaging is adorable.

    I'm sure the DT will miss you big time, but you have to do what is right for yourself and your family.

  3. What amazing projects you have shared here! I'm totally hungry now!

    I'm sorry to hear about your husband's illness and I'll keep you both in my prayers. Looking forward to visiting again!