Doesn’t Bake Well With Others

My weekend was a blitz of baking and crafting. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have the kitchen all to myself for a little bit of fun.


I’m generally pretty independent and being in the kitchen is no exception. When I have a crowd of people (or even just one other person) in my kitchen hanging over my shoulder asking questions or making what they think are “helpful hints” I tend to get a little cagey. “Are you gonna do it this way?” “I’ve heard if you do this…” or the most offensive “My mom says/does/thinks…”   are all phrases that start my blood boiling. I could go on and on about the joy that I find in having the entire kitchen to myself with my music turned up and no one around to stress me out.

Nothing makes me as happy as trying a new recipe and discovering it’s amazing. I found these “peanut butter surprise” cookies through Pinterest and had to give them a try.


It’s always fun to play with dough and these cookies require a lot of that. You have to take little balls of peanut butter dough and hide them inside balls of chocolate dough – and then you smash them. It takes a while and you get really tired of it after the first tray of cookies but it’s SO worth it in the end.

Peanut Butter Surprise

These cookies are rich and delicious and you’d better believe they ended up in my Chocolate + Peanut Butter Treat boxes which will be on the way to 4 lucky baking happiness participants today (I’ve already hand delivered the two local boxes). I decided I liked the idea of having themed boxes instead of making one batch of something for each person. I have four different themes in mind – Chocolate + Peanut Butter was just the first!

What is the one activity you know will always put you in a good mood? Are you good at cooking/baking with other people around?


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    December 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

    And all the goodies in the chocolate/peanut butter box were soooooooo delicious! I’m tempted to hide them from my mom so I don’t have to share! Thanks again 🙂

    • Reply
      December 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad you like them.

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    Sarah S.
    December 13, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Woah. Your cookies have a secret and that secret is delicious!
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