Saturday, July 26, 2008
Potentially Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies
Two years ago when we were in Las Vegas, my mom, aunt Ruth and I went out for dinner to Bouchon. I would list this among my top favorite meals of all time. We didn't necessarily get a huge spread but they just had PERFECT french bread, sweet cream butter, and roasted pistachios to enjoy before our entrees arrived, and I have yet to have gnocchi that compare to what I had there. Little did we know that we missed out BIG time by not stopping at their bakery, which is in the lobby of the Venetian hotel. I found this recipe online, and figured if their sweets even came close to their meals, we would have a hit. This was more than a hit. This was a bottom-of-the-ninth-game-on-the-line-holy-smokes grand slam. These were cookies that I had to get out of my house NOW. As soon as they were done and I had devoured one, I called up Jane Whitford, as they were the friends that were the closest in proximity that I could take these little devils to (sorry everyone else - if you want emergency cookie drops, you'll just have to move across the street! I even tried to think of a way to send some of these to you, Aunt Shelley, but I think you would get a package of crumbs - tasty tasty crumbs). Make these cookies. (I used Skippy peanut butter and roasted peanuts and note that they spread a lot on the cookie sheets!) They are not hard and you will NOT be disappointed!!