Kristin is closing in on her Faith in God award. In my church the boys and girls ages 8-12 set and achieve specific goals ranging from developing talents to serving others. Well tonight it was Kristin's turn to serve others. She volunteered to make treats for the boys who are moving from the children's program to the "young mens" program. They are the boys who are turning 12. She made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. She did about 75% of the work. She measured and mixed all the ingredients. She wanted help taking the cookie sheets out of the oven, so I did that. She is also a little funny about getting her hands gooey or icky so I scooped the cookie dough onto the sheets. She did a good job and I am pleased with her efforts. The cookies? Oh they are yummy! And here is the recipe should you want to try them.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup chunky or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light. Add the egg and mix until fluffy.
Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375°.
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