Did you know that November is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month? Cause I didn’t find out until halfway through the month and still somehow only made one thing with peanut butter. How on earth did I let this happen? Even during a normal month I make more than ONE = total failure. So yesterday, realizing I had only one day left to redeem myself, I decided to make the giant “single-serving” cookie I had seen on Picky Palate earlier this month.
Seriously Jenny, you were much too kind/generous of the portions on this one. But do not take that as a complaint, more like praise! This made my cookie- and peanut butter-loving heart melt.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts.
If you only eat half, it doesn’t seem like such a gluttonous act.
Who am I kidding?
Pretty sure I covered the peanut butter deficit this month with that alone.
Now that I have checked that off my list of things to do, I can move onto Part 2 of my idea of “good living”. As I mentioned in Part 1, FAGE Total Authentic Greek yogurt has partnered with Foodbuzz to giveaway an 8 day trip to Greece to one lucky Foodbuzz Featured Publisher and we get three chances to enter, by discussing what “good living” means to each of us.
For me, another part of “good living” is keeping my inner child alive. I have been told on numerous occasions that I am very easy to please, and I believe it is because I find joy in the simple things. I hope that I will never say “I’m too old for that now”, thinking that certain things are below what “an adult” should/should not do. Playgrounds always call my name, animated films are still one of my favorite movie genres, god forbid someone gets between me and a cookie (see above), and I just enjoy all things silly. I could go on and on, but I think my dad says it best – “I don’t ever want to grow up because grown-ups are boring”.
So go ahead. Go eat this entire size-of-your-face cookie while dancing in your SpongeBob pajama shorts (yea I may have just outed myself).
One year ago: Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
PEANUT BUTTER REESES PIECES GIANT COOKIE FOR ONE
Makes 1 giant or 4 regular cookies
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp beaten egg
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup Reeses Pieces
1/4 cup chocolate covered peanuts (or chocolate chips work great too)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees*. and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla mixing until well combined. Stir in peanut butter then add flour, soda and salt. Mix for a couple turns of the spoon then add the Reeses pieces and peanuts until combined. Scoop onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk and yourself!
*I cooked mine in my toaster oven. No sense heating up the entire oven for one cookie!
Source: Picky Palate
Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program, I have been entered for the chance to win a trip to Greece courtesy of FAGE. You too can enter to win one of three trips to Greece by entering the FAGE Plain Extraordinary Greek Getaway here: http://www.fageusa.com/community/fage-greek-getaway