Are you tired of me saying that I'll be better at updating this blog? Well...this time I hope to mean it. I've made some delicious things over the last few months and these cookies are no exception. I've got a full-time job and I find lunches to be a challenge, so I've made some unique meals aside from sandwiches that I'd like to share. From quinoa bowls to asian spring rolls and the ideas just keep coming.
I've become relatively health conscious over the last few months and am careful about what I'm putting into my body. I've taken up hot yoga and I'm really trying to better myself. But, I'll admit I'm a cookie monster. I can't do bagged cookies anymore (think Oreos and rainbow Chips Ahoy!) because I'm too aware of what's in them, so I'm trying to bake my own cookies for lunches - because let's be real here, they are one thing I will NEVER give up!
So watch for new posts coming soon about what I've been up to. I'm hoping the face lift will inspire me to post here more. Plus, my mom has left the Christmas cookie baking up to me! With Christmas around the corner, DIYs and other creations will appear, too. There should be tons to feast your eyes on over the coming weeks so stay tuned.
Now onto the cookies!
Peanut Butter and Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Style Me Pretty
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 1/2 cup good quality honey
- 1 egg
- splash of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 5 heaping tablespoons peanut butter (I used a kitchen tablespoon and boy did I put five heaping ones!)
- half bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
With an electric or stand mixer, mix butter, honey, egg and vanilla until well combined. Add baking soda and mix. Spoon in the peanut butter, one spoonful at a time, mixing well. Add the flour and mix until all combined - be sure to scrape the sides to incorporate it all. Add the chocolate chips and let the dough chill for half an hour.
The dough is the lightest and fluffiest consistency. I was so amazed by its delicacy. And since we were in the midst of a snowstorm, I put some plastic wrap over my bowl and set it outside to chill. What a true Canadian thing to do, eh?
Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 325*F. Spoon heaping spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake until the tops of the cookies are golden in colour - about 12-14 minutes.
I'm a cookie addict and I will without a doubt say that these are delicious. I like the sweetness that the honey gives because it's not cloying like regular sugar and nothing compares to a moist, dense peanut butter cookie. Definitely give these a try in your lunches and let me know how you like 'em!
I hope to see you back here again soon! But until next time, happy making!