Today we’re whooping it up in Universal Studios. Having a blast. The conference is finished and now it’s time to kick it with the famdamnily. We’ spent 3 days in Disney and now we’ll spend 3 days at Universal. I aim to be so tired when we get home that I need to sleep for a week.
Like that’ll happen.
I’m only home for a few days before I flit off to Eat Write Retreat.
It’s totally worth it though. Learning so much and having a ball.
So far my tummy has behaved relatively well. So if we could get a collective “keep behaving Lunie’s tummy” scream right now I’d really appreciate it. Sooner or later my luck is going to run out. Hopefully not on the way home on a stretch of highway with no loo’s.
Before I share the recipe I’d just like to give a huge shout out to some of my bloggy peeps I was lucky enough to spend some time with at Disney. Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake hung out with my family and me in the parks. We had a blast and hopefully we didn’t terrify her too badly. She got to know hubs and the hooligans quite well. I was lucky enough to meet Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker last year at FBF 2012 and we became fast friends. It was so great to see Kristen again and catch up. She made me some brownies that rocked my family’s world. They kept saying how good they were. I honestly think they like her cooking better than mine. They aren’t wrong, the brownies were freaking incredible. Thanks so much for the brownies Kristen. And the 5 pounds I gained shoving them in pie hole. So worth it! I also spent a little (not enough) time with Jenni of Pastry Chef Online, and Cheryl of Pook’s Pantry. I’m telling you these ladies will make you howl with laughter. I adore them both. I met some of my idols too but I’ll fill you in more on that when I return and am coherent enough to recap all that this conference meant to me.
Today I’m sharing a wonderful recipe I concocted for you using Momzie’s Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. I started playing around with it and these got dreamed up. They are the bomb.
I used some of my vanilla infused items in this recipe. I talk about them often in recipes so I thought it would be a great time to give some away.
So make sure you stick around for the giveaway deets.
These cookies were easy to make. You basically just roll out the two kinds of dough, slap one on top of the other, roll them up and cut them. You can also just mash bits together if you are too lazy to roll them out. Whatever works for you.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup vanilla white sugar
- 1 cup vanilla brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla salt
- 1 cup of nutella (this gets added to the dough once it's divided, explained below)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream peanut butter, butter, and sugars together in a stand mixer (or use a bowl and hand mixer).
- Blend in eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
- Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, combine thoroughly.
- Now divide the dough in half, cover one and set it in the fridge.
- Using half of the peanut butter dough you just divided stick it back in the mixer, add 1 cup of nutella and give the mixer a whirl till it combines well.
- Place in a bowl, cover it and stick in the fridge for about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove dough from the fridge.
- Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and roll out the peanut butter dough.
- Now roll out your nutella dough. You can do it separately and then place on top. Or if you're lazy like me you can just do it on top of the peanut butter portion and just adjust the sides with your hands if it makes it spread too much underneath. I'm a rebel.
- Now roll it up. It's okay if it's messy. These aren't called perfect swirl cookies.
- Once you roll the log up, take a cutter, I used a dough scraper for pizza, and cut them into cookie sized portions.
- Lay on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, starting to check around the 10 minute mark.
- Remove from oven and allow to coolfor a few minutes. (good luck with that!)
- Transfer to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely. (really, good luck with that)
- Serve with a big old "we love pb & nutella" smile!
Seriously people I dare you to try to resist these little cuties!
Especially hot out of the oven!
Okay so on to the giveaway stuffola. Any of you folks who read regularly know I use vanilla infused sugars and salts, among many other flavoured sugars and salts. It’s so much fun to make these things and they just amp up your baking and cooking. So I thought I’d give some away.
And Yah for You!
I’m giving away 1 Vanilla Gift Box to 1 lucky reader. It could be you!
The Vanilla Gift Box contains:
1 vial of vanilla beans
1 jar of Vanilla Sugar
1 jar of Vanilla Brown Sugar
1 jar of Vanilla Oats
1 jar of Vanilla Salt
I wish I could share a photo of it but my photo card somehow got left behind when we roared off to Florida. So you’ll just have to envision it. Take a minute, clear your thoughts then picture mason jars of varying sizes containing vanilla infused everything. There you go, you have no envisioned the gift box.
To enter just leave a comment saying what you would make first with your prize package! Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only! Giveaway ends Tuesday May 28th at midnight. Winner has 72 hours to respond to email before a new winner is chosen.
Good luck. Keeping this one simple for you. One entry per person.
Having a blast in Florida and can’t wait to tell you all about it next week.
Toodles and peanut butter & nutella smoochies! xx