Looking back now, I miss our crazy and silly class. We had so much fun and I miss seeing my friends every day. I'm definitely happy in my internship too so I can't really complain. On our last day of class we all got to make whatever we wanted and then we had a little feast together. It was a fun day of us just goofing around, singing, cooking and baking and having a good old time. I made peanut butter cookies because the rest of the world does not eat enough peanut butter and raspberry truffle brownies. My friend Alvin made his famous, delicious and too-spicy-for-me-but-i-eat-it-anyway curry. Its an amazing dish! Patricia made some amazing Polish dumplings and bread. It was all delicious!
I am lucky to have met some pretty great people here in Paris and wish we still got to play around like this every week. Have you had any fun cooking or baking parties with friend lately? What is your latest recipe?
peanut butter cookies
3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter room temperature
1/2 cup (105 grams) light brown sugar
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (185 grams) peanut butter(smooth or crunchy, I use smooth)
2 cups (260 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Beat the butter, brown and white sugars until light and airy. About 3-5 minutes.
While that is beating, combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
Beat in peanut butter to the butter/sugar mixture.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and combine. Add nuts, optional.
Let sit in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll 1'' balls of dough and place on baking sheet.
Using the end of a fork dipped in granulated sugar, press the fork across the ball to flatten and make indented lines in the dough. Repeat at a perpendicular angle to make the criss-cross pattern.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until the edges are browned.