Saturday, December 26, 2009

cinnamon rolls

My wonderful friend Becky sent my the Pioneer women's cookbook for my birthday. Honest it is like the best gift i have been given all year. The pictures are amazing. I could not wait to make the cinnamon rolls. The best part is that after you make the dough it can be kept in the fridge for THREE days before making or you can make them right then. I actually left mine in for 3 days and they were amazing. we did not make the frosting she did because i can not stand anything that taste like coffee but if i was going to take these anywhere i would have. i just can not get over how easy they were. I am not listing the recipe because I would love you to visit her blog and follow her recipe

Saturday, December 12, 2009

peanut butter candy-cookies

these are how they are supose to look,

At our last moms night a friend brought these wonderful cookies. OOOH they were so good. So I harassed her until she shared the recipe. Made them and WOW, so easy and so yummy. Then I lost the recipe and had to harass her again. She has been so wonderful to me. When I was asked if I wanted to be in a cookie swap I of course said yes and knew exactly what I would make. There was just one problem the first batch came out flat, so I made it again and PERFECT. So I made another batch and they flopped and again, flopped and again perfect. In all I made 16 batches and got 11 dozen decent ones. I think I was not paying attention.
Here is the recipe
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 stick butter (thanks to my neighbors who let me borrow them last night)
1 stack ritz crackers (crushed)
1t vanilla
1cup peanut butter

1. boil butter, sugar and milk in sauce pan for 5 minutes (although i think 4 minutes worked best for my stove)
2. take off heat, add peanut butter, vanilla and crushed ritz crackers.
3. drop by spoonful onto wax paper and let cool.

can I just say that these are the best tasting cookies. no baking. sweat and salty and crunchy all in one.
I will definitely be making them again. Especially since I did not leave extra for my own family