• Mission: Peanut Butter Cookies

    October 22, 2010

    Hey, there! ;-)

    After breakfast, I drove into Boston for a live coffee tasting with Lindsay Bolger, the “nose” of Green Mountain Coffee. I love coffee and Lindsey is the equivalent of a celebrity superstar in the coffee world, so I was psyched to attend.

    The tasting also included a Webinar for other bloggers and media folks to hear and see what goes into producing Green Mountain’s Fair Trade coffee. I ended up being in the Webinar with Lindsay, which sort of surprised me, but I did my best to engage in conversation and ask questions (and not be awkward).

    I learned a lot from Lindsay this morning and plan to share it in a post next week, so stay tuned! :-D

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    I didn’t snap photos the whole time I was on camera! ;-)

    Cookie Friday-worthy Peanut Butter Cookies

    After the coffee tasting event, I was on a mission.

    The other day, I saw the most amazing-looking Peanut Butter Cookies on Mama Pea’s blog. And, almost immediately, I knew that they needed to be in my life as soon as possible. Unfortunately, I didn’t have all of the ingredients that Mama Pea used in her cookies, so I ended up doing my own thing. (I also ran out of key ingredients while making them!) Even still, Mama Pea’s recipe in the inspiration for these Cookie Friday-worthy Peanut Butter Cookies.

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 3/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup peanut butter
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup softened butter
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup peanut butter + chocolate chips (mixed bag)

    Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350*F.
    • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    • Use a tablespoon to portion cookies on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
    • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Do not overcook.
    • Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    • Eat and enjoy!

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    These cookies are truly decadent. They’re also very filling. I ate three and now they’re sitting in my stomach like a rock. Must be all of that peanut butter!

    Lunch

    Before embarking on my peanut butter cookie mission, I ate lunch. I had a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich with baby spinach and tomato on a Sandwich Thin.

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    On the side, I had the last of the Feta-Walnut Stuff Cucumbers.

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    It’s a beautiful day in Boston today, so I’m heading out to enjoy it with the pug.

    I hope you’re having a wonderful FRIDAY! :mrgreen:

    P.S. The Green Eyed Monster website is working again, so be sure to enter my giveaway to win a $30 gift certificate and a Green Eyed Monster bag! :-D

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] October 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Gigi & Lulu say those cookies are the best thing Mama P makes, so they must be good :) Happy Friday, Miss Tina!

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    Janetha G - meals & moves October 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Such a simple recipe. Too bad they are in your kitchen and not mine ;) Happy Friday, Tina!

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    Jennifer Demartini October 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Those stuffed cukes look too good to be true!

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    mindy @ just a one girl revolution. October 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Those cucumbers look AWESOME!

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    Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) October 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Peanut butter cookies sound amazing. It must have been really interesting to go and learn more about coffee. :)

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    Amy @ Huffmania October 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Great, now you’ve got me wanting coffee … yum!!

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I love pb cookies! They’re my fave.
    I’d probably nix the chemical leaveners though to make them extra chewy.

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    Bethany @ More Fruit Please October 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I love Green Mountain Coffee! So many neat flavors! I’ll be celebrating Cookie Friday today with some chocolate chip cookies tonight – I can’t wait!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Peanut butter cookies are my absolute favorite!!

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    Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    PB cookies are the best — wait, PB cookie DOUGH is the best :)

    Enjoy your weekend Tina!

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    Angela October 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Those sound delicious! I love pb cookies – and your cucumbers look great too!

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    Shanna @ shannalikebanana.wordpress.com October 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I could eat a PB cookie right about now!

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    Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Those stuffed cucumbers look better each time I see them. Yum! I think those look more appealing to me right now than the cookies. Pregnancy does strange things to a girl. LOL

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    Kelly October 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Enjoy the nice day with Murph!

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 22, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I just made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies yesterday, and now I want to make some more!! Hope you have a great Friday!!

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    Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ Pound Weight Loss!!! October 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Those cookies look amazing! Already cut, pasted and printed the recipe and plan to make tonight. Thank you for sharing. =)

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    shannon (the daily balance) October 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    amazing looking cookies! i’d let those sit like a rock in my stomach any day! ;)

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    Ann Steinbach October 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Those pb cookies look fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Hope October 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Those cookies look great! And I have all the ingredients in my cupboard already! Thanks!

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    Michelle (The Runner's Plate) October 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I’m jealous you are having beautiful weather. It is cloudy here!

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    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Lunch and the cookies look delicious! I love green mountain coffee too! We use their pods for our coffee machine! Sounds like a fun Friday!

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    Ashley Hasty October 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Oh man, those Peanut Butter cookies look Ahhhhhmazing!

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    Rachel October 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Those cookies look really tasty! Sometimes the best recipes come out of ingredients subs and shortages!

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    rebecca lustig October 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    envious! ive only been to boston once but i loved ittt. enjoy :)

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    Jessica Clem October 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Those peanut butter cookies are the ones that I made two days ago from Mama Pea’s blog! :) They are delicious, the problem is that the batch is so large I feel obliged to eat so many…we used chunky peanut butter for a little texture. Sooo goood!

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    Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon October 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Feta walnut cucumbers? AMAZING! Your lunch looks incredible. I’m right there with you on the peanut butter cookie crave. I had it a couple days ago and made a delicious batch from Anna’s Cookie Madness blog. Delicious!

    Happy Friday :)

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    Mama Pea October 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    You’ve done me proud. Thanks for the linkage. Go Ducks!

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    ally October 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve only ever made the super simple recipe you get on the peanut butter jar (I believe it’s 1 cup pb, 1 egg and a half cup sugar?) I’m totally going to try that cookie recipe!

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    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss October 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Peanut butter cookies are my favorite … but I made some pumpkin spice cookies this morning. Found the recipe over at Peanut Butter Fingers.

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    Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous October 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Those cucumbers looks so good. I’m going to have to make them :)

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    Liz @ BLog is the New Black October 22, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Yum, those cookies look great!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Ohhh yeah, those do look “worthy”!! Worthy of eating the whole plate in one sitting ;)

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    araceli @ Araceli Saborea October 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    i was looking for a good pb cookie recipe…thanks!

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    Cynthia October 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Those cookies look awesome! I would be afraid to trust myself with a whole batch of those. I may be tempted to eat them all. :)

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    Jaclyn October 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Those cookies look amazing!! YUM!

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    the blissful baker October 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    those peanut butter cookies look GREAT! your lunch look super yummy too :)

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    Hannah October 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Gosh, my go-to peanut butter cookies are just the egg + pb + sugar kind, but I’m starting to feel I should branch out into this type of recipe!

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    Meagan October 22, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I came to look at those cookies, but I love that cucumber idea – I AM TOTALLY going to try that out!!

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    Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat October 23, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Oh I love cookies, especially peanut butter ones!

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    Char October 23, 2010 at 3:19 am

    You’re so inspirational :)

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    notyet100 October 23, 2010 at 10:47 am

    yummy platter specially the stuffed cucumbers

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    Melissa October 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    The cookies and the cucumbers sound great–both are being added to my list of must-tries.

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    CaSaundra October 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Peanut butter cookies are always good even if you tweak the ingredients a bit!!

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