May 25, 2011

nutty nutty

Those peanut butter yogurt cravings come nightly, but it has been getting costly to keep sending Ben to the yogurt place around the corner to fetch me some, so I decided I needed to another way to satisfy these nutty cravings. After dinner last night, I quickly went online looking for a good peanut butter cookie recipe. I came across this one from Smitten Kitchen and decided that would be the one to try!

Wowee! It is good. Really good. Or maybe that is the hormonal mama talking. I had to tweak a few things because as I was mixing, I realized I had no vanilla extract so I went on food subs to find a substitute (amazing site by the way), but realized I didn't have anything to substitute still, so then we went digging and found some vanilla vodka in the pantry, so I put a teaspoon of that in! HA! The cookies taste good, so I guess that works as a good substitute.
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Now I got a whole batch of cookies and one person to share it with... Brave! Not that she will complain about that. Ben isn't a fan of peanut buttery things unless it is a pb&j sandwich, True is allergic to peanuts, and we don't give Soul cookies willy nilly just yet. Between Brave and me these cookies will be gone in a flash!

Speaking of hormonal, I think maybe all these nutty things have made me nutty. Ben called me yesterday on the way home and said he wanted to work out for 15 minutes. I threw a fit! I wasn't prepared for that. It didn't turn into much of a fight because he didn't do it, but it was kind of funny. Somehow him telling me that, made me a grump. So weird. Then, when we were talking I started crying. About what? I don't even remember. Plus, I have been extra clingy and wanting cuddling. I am already a cuddler as it is, so the fact I want more is hilarious. As soon as Ben gets home, I am up in his grill and trying to make out with him all the time. Hormonal much? Yeah. I think so.

All this to say... have a great day folks! Try to not be as nutty as me...


  1. ooo these sound so, so good right now!! i'm definitely going to have to give these a try soon... i've really been craving both cookies & peanut butter :)


    I use this recipe because I crave peanut butter cookies pretty much daily...yours look pretty yum too so I might just whip up a batch tonight ;)

  3. I totally went through that clingy, cuddly phase during my pregnancy! And I am not usually like that, so my husband was a little freaked out!

  4. hahaha that's an adorable kind of nutty!

  5. so funny, i made some peanut butter cookies yesterday, but the girls didn't like them and i didn't want to be a big fatty on my own, so i sent them with my hubs to share with his friends at work. i hope they like them.

  6. Those look so delicious!!! Yum :)

    It's my first visit to your blog and I love it! <3

  7. HA, HA!

    I was about to try the recipe because I love PB cookies, but then I got to the nutty part. Hee, just kidding, I will still try it. I was super nutty when I was pregnant...come to think of it I am still a little nutty even when I'm not.
    Gotta go bake!

  8. i love smitten kitchen!

    Poor Ben! Haha. At least he knows you love him lots!

  9. Um, I act hormonal all the time, not just when I'm pregnant. I love when you keep arguing that you're right and he's wrong for so long that you forget what actually set you off in the first place. Oops, that was pointless! I also have moments where I need to be reminded that I'm loved and given some extra cuddles, but I have learned that's how women are. Men know they are loved because you told them once; women need to hear it again and again. :)

  10. those look AND sound amazing.

    You're pretty funny, too!

  11. Mmmm yum. I want some right now. My daughter has been on a peanut butter kick. Lately she's been asking for a spoonful. Just to lick off of a spoon. I wish I could make some right now but I'm missing the peanut butter chips. Well maybe I'll just leave those out and make them now.

    Actually this talk of peanut butter and chocolate makes me want smitten kitchen's peanut butter chocolate cake. That was yummy but I know for sure I don't have the right ingredients for that.

  12. My hubs is peanut allergic like your girl. I need an excuse to eat some pb cookies! You've got me craving for sure.

  13. My youngest is nearly six months old and I'm still most definitely nutty! I understand those weird snaps over something seemingly trivial - sometimes your threshold for the unexpected is lower than normal. And that's totally ok!!

    Plus, I completely dig peanut butter and choc cookies too. These are super dooper easy and if slghtly undercooked stay chewy.

  14. susanne- yes! i want to try and make these for true using sunflower butter. i am sure they would be just as good.

    kuky- oh! peanut butter chocolate cake?!! i want that now!!!

    misha- hi nutty girl! ;)

  15. mmmm! that recipe looks so good i will need to try it! but i have the easiest recipe ever {and you could substitute any kind of nut butter}

    1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg

    bake 10 minutes at 350˚

    oh and have you tried the peanut butter cream cheese spread at trader joes? mmmm

  16. Wow these sound & look amazing!

  17. ha ha that made me lough out loud (I refuse to use the lame overused acronym ;) I'll send you my fav peanut cookies recipe!

  18. Hang in there! I think it's great that Ben wants to work out... it keeps him sane and believe me... it's nice to have a fit husband when you get a little older!! ;)

  19. Your pregnant nuttiness sounds hilarious! I have been known to just spread peanut butter onto a digestive biscuit, or two...

  20. Nice pic, and it looks yummilicious!


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