Love Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanuts are a strong flavor which you either love or don’t. Growing up, my sister was in the not-loving category and I was in the LOVE category--able to eat peanut butter by the spoonful. I do also happen to love cookies, and when I discovered that these two loves of mine could be combined, I was a happy girl.

Luck for me, my daughter has inherited my love of peanut butter, and can also eat it by the spoonful. She is not that into cookies (shocking!), but when I make peanut butter cookies she is certainly interested.

This fabulous recipe is adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook* and comes out very nicely without too much hassle.

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

If you want to get fancy you could press pieces of carob or chocolate into the tops of the cookies right after they come out of the oven. I did this recently with 1 inch heart-shaped pieces of chocolate, and the result was cute and delicious. However, plain peanut butter cookies are delicious enough on their own so give them a try.

Happy Cookie Baking,
Pishima
Pishima@krishna.com

* Substituting the eggs in a regular cookie recipe can be a bit tricky because it’s usually a fine balance between sugar, butter, and flour already. If you want to adapt recipes, it often takes a few tries, and a few unusual results before you get it right. Once you get the hang of baking cookies, I do encourage you to experiment with recipes you find online or in cookbooks, because it helps you understand the balance of ingredients, and opens up your options for cooking. Almost any cookie recipe you find can be made to Vaishnava standards (no eggs or animal fats), and suitable for offering to Krishna.

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