Nearly every Saturday after Brownies my sister and/or I filled the tins. It was a ritual. We tended to make the same things even though we had the entire Edmond’s Cookbook at our disposal. There were yo yoes, which went a long way as we never ever joined them together. I made them recently and felt defiant as I sandwiched them together with creamy butter icing – luxury! And there were afghans. I remember hoovering the left over chocolate icing but I can’t recall the walnut. If there were peanuts in the cupboard, we would make peanut brownies.
We would tuck a biscuit inside the top fold of the greaseproof paper that wrapped our two white sandwiches. I’m still partial to biscuits. My eye caught the cake rack at Astoria on Friday – a row of peanut butter cookies. Having never had one before I felt obliged to purchase. It was crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle and with a deliciously sweet and salty flavour.
It was time to add them to my repertoire so I turned to google. After reading several sites and blogs I was still undecided. Should I try chewy, classic, chunky chocolate, healthy or oatmeal? I threw a metaphoric dart at the map and settled on a simple recipe on simplyrecipes.com. And it was simple except for the 1/2 cup of soft butter. Have you tried squiggy-ing butter into a 1/2 cup measure? Of course, I turned to the front of Edmond’s Cookbook to convert it to grams – and then checked it on google!