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Open Sesame! ~ Not Chocolate, Not Peanut Butter Cookies

“I’d kill for a peanut butter cup.” It hasn’t helped that the Comet Halloween just whizzed past us tossing chocolate & peanut debris in it’s wake… nor that the typhoon “Winter Holiday” is churning out in the distance, chocked full of every imaginable forbidden delight in that never-ending advertising rotation, hitting the airwaves every… fifteen… minutes. Luckily, I’ve been able to igg out  a few small miracles. Watkin’s makes an impressive imitation chocolate extract. It’s not quite chocolate (being made from yeast), but it does give you the impression that you’ve doused the kitchen in chocolate liquor… and it does trick the mind a bit… just as long as you don’t think of it as Bosco. And, I’ve had a moderate amount of success with Tahini replacing peanut butter in savory situations for satays, peanut butter marinades, and an odd bout of mixing it with blue cheese for Ants on a Log… but, never anything sweet. I guess it’s about time. And, yes… they’re every bit as good as the ones we can’t even think about eating.  In …

Forget Sugar Cookies

 “The children were all nestled – snug in their beds. While visions of Kilcher Homestead Ginger – Molasses Cookies danced in their heads..”    THESE are the cookies Santa really wants…. So, with our newly rekindled love affair with butter fully into the “Third Base” kind of thing – (yes, yes, we’re getting nekkid and rolling around in it…) – I’ve been on the hunt for any type of cookie that : A). doesn’t have nuts (the hickory nuts ended up being a bust – causing a delayed reaction a full week later) and B). doesn’t have chocolate and C). Jane’s willing to eat Unfortunately,  I have exhausted citrus and jam-filled… There’s only so many times you can eat one particular cookie before even they start looking about as interesting as a vanilla wafer. So yeah… cookie quest. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ While I’m talking cookies… is it just me – or do those homey, holiday commercials depicting grubby, dirty handed children making Rice Krispie Treats and sugar cookies make you want to hurl? Because – to kids… bowls, mouths, noses, …