Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TWD: Peanut Butter Crisscrosses

This week’s TWD selection was made by Jasmine of Jasmine Cuisine and her choice was Peanut Butter Crisscrosses. Thanks Jasmine, Peanut Butter Cookies are one of my favorites.

But as usual I ran into some technical difficulties: this time with the crisscrosses. Those little suckers just wouldn’t stay put. I push my tines deep into the cookie dough, but the baked cookies showed hardly a hint of a PB’s cookie signature mark. Anyone else have this problem? I wonder if my dough was too soft, or if I should have refrigerated the cookie dough after making the tine impressions??? Who knows... Life is a mystery. But with the marks or without, these were some darn good cookies.

I also made a batch with mini chocolate chips. They were good, but not as good as the “classic” version.

Update on the job front: Today is my first day at the new job! Yeah! I can’t wait to get started. The last few months (since the layoffs were announced) have been traumatic and depressing. I lost a lot of hair from the stress, gained 15 pounds, and had constant headaches that bordered on migraines. The last six months have not been fun. But hopefully all my “angst” is over and life can get back to normal. Fingers crossed.