Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Camp Cookies

As the New Kids on the Block sing summertime, I too am rejoicing this summer with ROCK’S BEACH WEEK! Sun, fun, praise and worship! Could this be more awesome?

The ROCK aka McLean Bible Church Senior High Ministry just came back from Myrtle Beach for Beach Week… Holla! It was awesome to see 375 students sing praises to the Lord and truly be changed by one week away from home. The only drawback is the ridiculously long bus ride to South Carolina. How do you fix this… “What a girl wants” and Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chip Cookies.
So this is a super easy recipe and it makes 50-60 cookies, but feel free to cut it in half if you are not feeding a bus full of beach-bound teenagers.

1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 beaten egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
10 oz or a full package of chocolate chips

Crank that oven to 350 F.

This is super fast in your mixer but you can do it by hand too. Plop all your ingredients into your mixer; I threw everything including the chips. On a foil wrapped and Pam sprayed cookie sheets I used my handy dandy mini scooper to dollop out teaspoonfuls of deliciously decadent cookie batter morsels. Then with a fork I made the archetypal crisscross pattern a top.

Bake until gracefully browned about 10 minutes later, the house was infused with the scent of delicious peanut butter delights. The cookies will still be very soft but a chill out period on some wire racks will bestow the perfect consistency of slightly crisp edges and gooey centers. As the cookies cooled on racks I could already catch a glimpse of my happy hyper adolescent automobile riders… off to the beach.

Much love, happy baking, and happy beaching.

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