It sure feels like Friday. Or maybe it feels like it should be Friday. I've packed a lot into three days and I'm ready for the weekend.
I came down with a little stomach thing yesterday and it's hanging around today, too. It don't feel really, really sick, but it's enough to dehydrate me and make me very tired. But I had to get my grandson's birthday card and a box of homemade cookies from Grandma in the mail. Jacob will turn 17 on Friday.
It is these times that I miss my grandkids the very most. Today's post by Debbie @ The Friday Friends is about an overnight visit with her grandson. It really made me smile, but a felt a little twinge. All of my grandchildren live too far away for impromptu visits like that. With both sons living on opposite coasts, Tom and I miss soccer games, school plays, Grandparents day, sleep-overs and just cuddling under the quilt watching a movie I'd never think of renting if they weren't cuddled up next to me.
So I started baking cookies and sending them. It's a way to insert myself into their lives and give them something from my heart.
I baked these cookies for Jacob, as well as my oldest grandson Zak, whose birthday was last month.
I found the recipe posted by Kate @ Cooking During Stolen Moments.
Adapted from Kate @ Cooking During Stolen Moments
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky, whatever is your preference)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (I've used light and dark with equally good results)
- 1/2 cup regular granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup M & M’s (I use the mini-M & M's)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
- Add the flour and baking soda and beat just until combined, being careful not to over mix. By hand, stir in the M & M’s.
- 4. Using a rounded tablespoonful of dough (I used a small, 1-inch diameter ice cream scoop so all of the cookies are the same size), drop balls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. (15 minutes for softer cookies; 18 minutes for crunchier cookies.)