Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We interrupt this blog for...Cookies!!

Thank you for joining me on this Cookie Swap Day! Don't you love these cookie platters? Me, too. This one was a wonderful free image that I downloaded due to the fact that I am photography challenged...but enough about me. Pour a glass of milk or a cup of tea and have a few cookies on me.

My first recipe is one of my all time favorites that my mom made for us when I was younger. I can't make it anymore due to the fact that my youngest is highly allergic to nuts. So please enjoy these in your home and think of me when these little blossoms grace your table. There are shortcut versions to this recipe but from scratch is best!!!
Peanut Butter Blossoms

1 ¾ cups flour

1 tsp. soda

½ tsp. salt

½ c. margarine

½ c. peanut butter

½ c. sugar

½ c. brown sugar

1 unbeaten egg

2 T. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 package of chocolate kisses

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. . Mix flour, soda, and salt. Set aside. Cream next 4 ingredients. Add the last 3 ingredients Mix well . Add dry ingredients gradually. Shape into balls and Roll into additional sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place a chocolate kiss in the center. YUMMY!!!

Recipe #2 isn't a cookie but isn't a Chex Mix enjoy!!

Chex Muddy Buddy Mix (or in Texas we call this Puppy Chow)

9 cups of Chex Cereal

1 c. chocolate chips

½ c. peanut butter (**I have left this out for Presleigh and it is still great!!)

¼ c. margarine

¼ tsp. vanilla

1 ½ c. powdered sugar

Pour Cereal in LARGE bowl. Combine next 3 ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Repeat in 15 second increments until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Then pour cereal and stir until coated. Pour sugar over “Coated cereal” and stir. Then store in an airtight container.

**This is a great gift giving treat. Place in a holiday tin lined with wax paper and your recipients will love you!!

Thanks for stopping by ...I hope you have many wonderful holiday treats and holiday memories and most of all, love to last long past the cookies on your platter!!




  1. Yes, Peanut Butter Blossoms were the BEST cookies growing up!! Those and the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ones!! Still LOVE them now!

  2. Yummy...we do Peanut Butter Blossoms as well

  3. Hey cutie,
    oohh i love me some puppy chow.
    so addicting!!
    thanks for playing along.
    have fun

  4. chantal,

    i'll definitely have a peanut butter cookie for you!!!

    happy baking!

  5. Hey chickadee!!!
    Love the peanutbutter cookies! If your mom made it I know its going to be yummy! I love chow also! yummo. Jodie said that yall were wanting to come to cajun country! EEEKK I cant wait! hehe I hope yall do! big hugs


  6. That is a beautiful cookie platter tray!

    Those peanut butter kisses cookies sound so good and love the puppy chow recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. OOH I make our TEXAS Puppy Chow every year and I eat it til I pass out! Love your gorgeous cookie display! Smiles from me! :)mendy

  8. My kids love puppy chow. You've just motivated me to make them some this weekend. Happy Cookie Day!!

  9. oh I love peanut butter anything!!

    Thank you for sharing :)
    Happy Baking!


  10. Love it all! I am SO gonna make me some puppy chow this year!!! Thanks!