Sunday, December 14, 2008


I'm a big fan of posting recipes, especially when I find one that works really well or is especially yummy. Well now, Bethany from B&b ex libris has given me a whole new reason to post my favorite recipes: cooking-themed giveaways!

I just participated in a cookie swap yesterday; here are the two recipes I used that turned out to be pretty popular:

Easy Flourless PB Cookies

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
Hersey's kisses

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl. Using either your hands or a spoon, drop balls of dough onto a baking sheet (I line mine with parchment paper, but that's not necessary). Unwrap the kisses and pop them onto the center of the ball. If you prefer your cookies to be chocolate-free, skip the kisses and use a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on the top of the cookie. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Yum!

Cranberry Macaroons

2/3 cup sugar
2 egg whites
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
zest of 1 orange
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk the first six ingredients together, then toss with the coconut. Using a spoon (this tends to messy and sticky), drop blobs of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until the edges are golden. Double yum!

My other favorite recipes (for real food) can be found here and here. Now I'm off to test out some of these other recipes I've seen posted...


N.Vasillis said...

That it so funny! I just finished scouring the internet for new recipes! I'm going to have to try your flourless pb cookies out!

Nymeth said...

I love trading recipes! Thank you for these, Jessi. I look forward to trying them, especially the first one (because it sounds easier :P)

Ali said...

Those look so good! We need to start doing some baking at my house. We made cut-out cookies but they've been gone for days.

bethany said...

YUM! I just made no back chocolate PB cookies yesterday, but these look even better!!

I am so glad you liked the tomato bread pudding!!! Like I said, that is the recipe I tried and it will now be a family favorite. I like that it is so easy! I really am glad you liked it.

Marie said...

I might have to try the PB cookies. Usually I make a peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's kiss on top but maybe it's time to try a variation... :-)

Anonymous said...

the first one sounds so darn easy :D
I m going to try it YUMMM

Dreamybee said...

Mmmm...peanut butter and chocolate!