After tackling an awesome (and tough) long run on Sunday, I made a date with my kitchen and got to cooking.
Marcus and I eat pretty healthy almost all the time. I decided we needed a treat. I consulted cookie queen, Jenny over at Picky Palate, and found a recipe that made my mouth water just by looking at it. Chocolate peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. You can’t go wrong with that combo. It’s like a Resse’s cup in cookie form.
I changed up the recipe a little based on the ingredients I had. I didn’t have any smooth peanut butter, so I used peanut flour. This made my peanut butter dough super liquidy and super messy when it came time to combine to two doughs into a ball.
But I did the best I could and figured as long as I had both flavors in the mix, who cares what it looks like?
So while not as pretty as Jenny’s, the outcome was still DELISH! I definitely ate my fill of cookie dough and fresh from the oven cookies yesterday and it was great!
To balance out all the sweet, I needed some savory. I bought a bag of chick pea flour from Whole Foods and few weeks ago and needed to try it out. Ashley has been churning out the chick pea flour recipes lately. I decided to make her savory crackers.
I followed her recipe almost exactly, except I used a round cake pan. This worked out perfect. The recipe was super simple and I was amazed at how easily I could make my own crackers.
These babies were impossible to resist. I kept going back for more. So let’s see…my supper last night consisted of cookie dough and crackers. Don’t worry. I’ll eat better today!
The best part of cooking in my kitchen? We live on a golf course. There is nothing more relaxing than having the windows and patio door open, a breeze blowing in, and hearing the sounds of people playing golf. I can’t wait until the Spring when everything is in bloom, and animals and birds are running/flying around. The golf course will be really pretty then.
What a nice way to end the weekend.