Well, as it turns out, half of that previous statement is not true. The front half, to be precise. I didn't leave home. Home left me! I try to not take it personally, but here is how it played out.
I finished grade 11 and decided to do my first year of university from home, in Labrador. Distance Education enabled me to get two semesters in, without incurring the expense of moving to St. John's. Yay MUN. Brilliant!
I am pretty sure my parents were not leaving "me", specifically. But the end result was...I had nowhere to live. Fortunately, they made arrangements for me to live with some family friends. I was well looked after.
But, I still like to say that "I didn't leave home", "Home left me"! Makes it sound like I was a hard ticket. Which I was.
Now, where were we? Aaaaah yes, peanut butter cookies.
The recipe I have is the same one my Mom used. Which makes it pretty special in my books.
You can add chocolate chips if you like.
Or you can dip them in chocolate.
Or you can dip them in hot chocolate.
Either way, they are really good!
I happen to be a big fan of the naked peanut butter cookie myself, so I don't tend to mess with them.
In my books, you just can't have too much peanut butter flavour, but you should be aware that my books are titled "How To Win Friends And Influence People, Yet Still Keep All Your Nuts" and "The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful Nut Nuts". You have been warned.
I love peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter sandwiches, chocolate covered peanuts.
As a kid, I would eat peanut butter by the tablespoon whenever I got the chance. It was the cause of some girth issues at one point so I had to throttle back. Bummer. But such is life.
In the meantime, should you be blessed enough to have a lot of peanut butter on hand, feel free to try this recipe. And should you not want to eat all of the cookies at once (who would??) then you should know that they freeze REALLY well, and they taste great straight from the freezer!