Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies and Kids Boutique

G'day, lovely readers and bloggers, The weather here has been simply Perfect!! Yes, Perfect with a Capital P. We're fortunate our living room has ceiling to floor windows on two sides of the walls, so even when I sit inside, I can open all those curtains and let the sunshine in. Love it. It would be hard for me to live in a dark place. Sometimes my children would think of something I've cooked or made in the past and haven't made for a while and would remind me it's time I did again. These Peanut Butter Cookies were one of those things. They are extremely easy to make. The recipe I use does not use any flour, you can either use crunchy or smooth peanut butter. I used smooth here. Hope you'll try them and enjoy them as much as I did. Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup (260g) peanut butter
3/4 cup caster sugar (or a bit less would be fine)
1 egg, beaten lightly

(1) Combine ingredients in medium bowl.
(2) Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls. (Go ahead, use your fingers!) Place cookies about 5cm apart on baking paper lined oven trays, flatten slightly with a fork.
(3) Bake in moderate oven (180 degrees C) about 15 minutes or until browned lightly. Stand cookies 5 minutes before lifting onto wire racks to cool.
**Remember, the longer you bake them, the crunchier they get. So if you like them softer and more chewy, it's alright to bring them out of the oven just before they brown. They will look a bit too soft to handle at first, but give them some time they will harden up.These cookies are so yummy, especially if you like peanut butter. I know at our house, we do! Now I'd better treat myself to a couple of them with a pot of tea before they get completely devoured by ravenous members of the family, wink** I also want to mention how a lady from The Vintage Village. com blessed me by aknowledging my blog in one of her posts. You can read it here. She has an online boutique called Cameo Kids Boutique which sells children's clothing, accessories and unique gifts items made from recycled vintage linens. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you go and check it out, here . Absolutely gorgeous things! To Felicity Anderson: Sorry for my oversight and haven't answered your question till now. The answer to your question is in the Comments part of that post. Thanks.


Deb said...

Rosy, I absolutely adore your blog. It is beautiful and I love everything white that you have. Wow those biscuits look so simple and so few ingredients, must try them. Thanks for sharing.

Mumzie said...

Looks very tasty. Love all your beautiful. Mumzie

Federica said...

Looks so yummy!
Have a wonderful day!

Alison Gibbs said...

mmm... what yummy looking cookies and it would be such fun to let the kids help make them.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love peanut butter in anything and these look super easy and so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Debi said...

Hi Rosy!...Came to visit you today to see what you had new. I saw your title and thought peanut butter cookies, those are my husbands favorite. He had a bad stroke a little over a year ago, still struggling to recover so I thought I must make these for him, they MUST be yummy! I had took him on a tour through your blog the day I found you. He thought it was beautiful and inspiring too. He's a genuine nerd (software engineer-designer) so that is a huge compliment to you. All most nerds care about is 0's and 1's (that refers to coding if you didn't know, that's what is in the background of software programs to make it work, the code), but my guy is very special. He's a great cook, love's decorating, collecting vintage and antiques, books, and can do or fix anything, he's tender, caring, giving, romantic, and so loving, never forgets even the tiniest detail, and the smartest person I have ever met! Well that was before the stroke, he can't walk or use his arm now and a few other major issues.

The next thing that got my heart beating in your title was the kid’s boutique! I always look, search, explore, and check out anything regarding kids as that is what my business is too, so I kept scrolling down to see what you had about that. To my absolute surprise which brought tears to my eyes, you had written about ME! I was so flabbergasted, still am, that I had to read it again and to my husband too before it sunk in, oh my goodness, she's talking about me! Thank you so much for your kindness to share what I do, and your kind words about my work. Thank you so much for thinking my work worthy of sharing to your audiences. Nobody has ever done that before. Thank you. And your welcome to for the blessing as you called it.

The other day when I found you, it was the first day in a long time that I was able escape the world I'm living now, with all of our challenges and loss, the tears and pain, the frustration and anger, and the grieving for the man I knew my sweetie to be that has died and gone away, to feel again the beauty and joy and peace that life, art, and nature can give us. It was through your pictures and words that helped me feel how badly I missed me, what I had always loved doing and who I used to be. I began to feel inspired again and realize just how far down I had fallen. I felt a smile in my heart and a joy in my spirit, kinda like an awaking from the numbness I have felt towards life and all the things that made me tick, that I loved doing and was missing. It had all stopped when my sweetie had his stroke. You don't know how much I needed that. I have felt like a zombie, just going through the motions of the day, day after day, after day. Nothing was pretty anymore; there was no joy in anything. So I imagined myself sitting right there, having a cup of tea, eating some of your goodies and being surrounded by the beautiful things you had made and redone and looking out at the beautiful rose garden. I felt so peaceful and a bit alive again. When I finished my venture through your world, I was ready to jump up, punch out the dang walls that had closed in on me and hit my sewing and craft room. I looked around my house and thought enough is enough! I'm going to brighten up our world and life again and that's it, and give my hubby back the girl he use to know and needs! This feeling of dying inside that I've had for so long was getting kicked to the curb!

Debi said...

I know this has to sound pretty bizarre, that going to a web blog could make someone feel this, but for me that's what it took. I needed something to inspire me again and to open my creative mind and to get me excited to move forward, to do anything! We have been pretty much locked in our house for over a year now, and left on our own with life feeling like a prison. We haven't been able to go junking which I loved (not him though :) ), or go antiquing, garage saleing, flee marketing, or finding the old little shop that you didn't know existed that was full of treasure. We can't do much of anything anymore and we did EVERYTHING together! You never know what some small or large thing, or even silly crazy thing might do for someone whose is going through those valleys and mountains called life, and unless you’re walking in their shoes you won't understand. Lol I don't even really understand it myself! It really doesn't matter what anyone thinks or me. I'm just happy that my afternoon exploring your blog lifted my spirits and inspired me. I have missed feeling excited about living again, and I miss my hubby and all we did together terribly. So before I write a book here lol (like I haven't already), it is you that has blessed me, with the beauty of your gorgeous roses, the calm and serenity of your home, the beautiful dishes that has sparked my appetite to care about food again, and the desire to take old and make new again, see and feel the sunshine even if the day is gloomy. You just somehow opened up my black window to the world. Thank you!

I also thought you were an awesome person with an awesome mind, with an awesome blog; it's really beautiful at least to me. I really felt others needed to see you and your work too. Maybe there is another lady out there who needs to see life through your eyes to wake her up too. You never know!

I love the visit and the inspiration. I promise I will be quiet from now on though. I can be a bit chatty sometimes....well maybe more times than that.

Cameo Kids Boutique

P.S. I had to put this as two comments so it would all fit. Sorry

Anonymous said...

What a delightful post! Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe for peanut butter cookies. The table set for tea is so inviting! What time shall I come?!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Marilyn said...

I have tears in my eyes! Some people think the blog world is unreal..that these people don't REALLY exist. I say 'friendship' no matter whene it's found is a most precious gift. Today I have seen proof of that. To all you beautiful people that spend time creating your uplifting and gorgeous blogs, I say thank you for your efforts. You just never know when you Bless someone in a special way. Marilyn xoxo

Rosy said...

To Dear Debi,

Oh, I was speechless and absolutely touched reading your comments, I've had e-mails from people who've encouraged me to somehow make money out of my photos in some ways, but if I could touch one person in this way I think the blogging has been worth it. I felt honoured but most importantly, I wish I could be right near you to give you a hug, even though I might not have words to express everything and all the answers to help you. Debi, I'll remember your husband and you in my prayers from now on, I know one thing, Jesus has been there for me, and I know He'd want to be there for you and your husband too.

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, What a great recipe they look so yummy and the presentation is divine x

Ivory Spring said...

MMmmmmmm - yummy cookies! I will be right over to have some! :)

Felicity Anderson said...

Rosy..thank you so much for answering my question it is very much appreciated. I'm off to the nurseries to find one (or three !) to plant. P.S. Have just finished renovating my kitchen so as soon as the roast beef and yorkshire puddings are cooked your peanut butter cookies will be next in line. Scrumptious !! Thank you again.......kind regards Felicity