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