I am wondering how you’re weekend is going? Is it nice & relaxing, or are you GO,GO,GO!!! For us it’s been the go, go, go type of weekend. It happens, especially this time of year! I had mentioned yesterday we had Daniel’s Command Christmas Party & today was a day FILLED with baking.
I participate in something called a “Cookie Caper” here on base, every December. I did it last year, this year of course and I will for sure next year! I love giving of myself, my time, my baking! So, anyone whom wants to, pledges X-many dozens of cookies for the Caper. Then said cookie will be given out to all the single/unaccompanied sailors and airman on this base! It is meant to spread joy of the season and reach out to those who will be alone this holiday season.
I originally pledged 10 dozen, yeah…not hard to reach that goal depending on what cookie you want to make. Then come to find out my husband pledged 10 dozen as well. So, 20 dozen for us both! Yes, my husband was in the kitchen baking with me all day today! It was wonderful & fun. We actually ended up doing 24 dozen cookies!!
I am now exhausted! It was a very full day but so worth it too! Tomorrow morning my friend Sarah & I volunteered to “collect” pledged cookies for several hours together! I am hoping it will be a fun time and I know it will add to my Christmas spirit & joy!!
- 1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 Cup Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2½ Cups Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 1½ Teaspoons Baking Soda
- Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.