I definitely didn’t realize how long it would take to recover from the Boston marathon, flying across the country, and going right back to work. I have been EXHAUSTED this week. But not too exhausted to make cookies.
Mike’s coworker had a birthday, and I wanted to make cookies but not have them sitting around the house, so the timing was perfect. Peanut butter chips are delicious here, but white chocolate or semisweet, or mint would also be pretty great.
Other than bake a batch of cookies, I didn’t really do anything worthwhile until today. I attempted a run on Wednesday but quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen, so I turned around and did yoga instead. I didn’t even cook dinner the last couple nights.
Today, though, after 12 hours of sleep last night, I was pretty productive.
I did a whole sink full of dishes.
I organized my running clothes.
(That shelf used to be a messy pile, but now there’s a bin for short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, shorts, and tights. So much better!)
I planned healthy meals for the whole week.
I wrote this blog post.
I started a new book (Shanghai Girls by Lisa See)
I thought about working on a paper that’s due Tuesday but will probably put off until tomorrow…
Whatever your plans are for the weekend, these cookies should be a part of them!
makes about 30 cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups peanut butter chips (or chips of your choice)
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 cookie sheets with Silpats or parchment.
Cream the butter with the sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, then add the eggs and mix well. Scrape down the bowl.
Whisk all the dry ingredients together than add to the butter mixture and mix on low until just combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
Drop about 2 tbsp of dough per cookie onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until just set. Cool on the cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.