Monday, July 26, 2010

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

some i made with chocolate chips, others have a kiss in the middle. either way, they taste amazing!

1/2 cup shortening / or butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar (for outer crust)
1 cup chocolate chips/ or kisses

Mix butter (butter makes the cookies more moist and soft, whereas the shortening gives a soft yet crunchy effect, like soft pie crust.) and peanut butter together with a mixer for 30 seconds. next add the sugar, brown sugar baking powder and soda. beat in egg, milk, vanilla until combined. beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, then finish with a wooden spoon. if you want chocolate chips now is the time to put them into the mix. shape into 1-inch balls, coating each one in the sugar. place the balls on ungreased  cookie sheet. the oven should be at 350, bake for about 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottom is brown. if you want chocolate kisses, while cooling, press a kiss into each cookie allowing each kiss to slightly melt into the cookie. let cool  for about 10 minutes.

the ultimate pancake

if pancakes with candied bacon in the middle is wrong, i don't want to be right.

buttermilk pancakes:
1 cup flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbs cooking oil

In a mixing bowl,, mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, make a well in the center.
In another mixing bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. once mixed add to dry ingredients.
candied bacon:
get the griddle ready, about med/ med-high heat. cook bacon about 1/2 way and then sprinkle each piece with about 1 tsp of brown sugar.
Once the bacon is 3/4 done, pour about 1/2 cup of batter over each piece. no need to use butter of anything to cook the pancake in, the bacon gives off enough to give the entire pancake a nice bacon taste. carefully flip over each pancake . each side should be about 2 minutes.once cooked on both sides, take off the heat, let cook for a few minutes, then serve with maple syrup.