Let’s Make Cookies!

On social media over the last few weeks I was asking for your BEST cookie recipes and stories. I was doing this for my podcast, Universe Box, where we were discussing all sorts of cookies, sharing memories, taking a cookie quiz, and even performing a staged reading about the Cookie Crook.

Part of preparing for this show involved me making cookies! LOTS of cookies!ย I made 3 different types of cookies Brownie Thins, 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, and Benne Crips and I enlisted my 5 year old to help me. It was fun!

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Here is a clip from the show where my daughter Eliza helped me do some baking. (You can find the full episode HERE).

Here are some pictures from the adventure that was Peanut Butter Cookies and Benne Crisps! I wish I could show you some from the Brownie Thins, but those pics didn’t come out so hot.

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

These Peanut Butter cookies were SO easy to make!

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Nom It doesn’t get much better than these little balls of yum!

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Actually, yes it does…when you roll them in sugar!Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Give them a quick criss-cross with a fork.

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

They came out perfectly!

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com


And now for the Benne Wafers…and I hate to spoil the surprise, but these were an EPIC FAILURE for me! HA! The first struggle was not being able to find sesame seeds in bulk. Then I realized that I was out of parchment paper when it was time to bake. Lastly, upon cooking the last batch (after buying parchment) I realized I had been UNDERCOOKING the cookies.

This recipe makes A TON of cookies (when executed properly!) and I haveย it on good authority that they are awesome. I am totally going to try these again at some point because the batter was so velvety smooth that it just made me happy! I gave my good ‘ole KitchenAid mixer a workout last week!

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

So smooth! I am just in awe of the things that this mixer can do for me. It has changed my cookie life!

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

I folded the sesame seeds and flour into the butter and sugar mixture so that I didn’t loose the airyness.

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

ย FAIL FAIL FAIL!

Hahaha! I am sure that not having enough sesame seeds made this a fail for me! I will say that they were tasty…but not quite crispy as expected! I will let you know how they are when I retry them.

Let's Make Cookies! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com


What is the last kind of cookie you made? Did they come out like you were expecting?

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16 Comments

  1. Lynne Streeter Childress

    Those look SOOOOO yummy. I think the last cookies I made were sugar cookies and they were pretty good.

    • mrsdmeeks

      I love a good sugar cookie!! That is one cookie that I just cannot seem to get right!

      Have a GREAT week!

  2. Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

    Hooray for cookies! The last ones I made were… hmm let me see… those Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies I made for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Right now I am on a fruit crumble kick, so I haven’t made cookies in a while. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mrsdmeeks

      YUM!! I was hoping to use the Brownie Thins as my Cocoa entry, but they didn’t come out awesome…back to the drawing board ๐Ÿ˜‰

      (And a fruit crumble sounds awesome!)

      Have a GREAT week!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Oh they were…and SO EASY! My kids were just gobbling them up ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mary B

    I love a good peanut butter cookie. These look so yummy!

    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! We hope to see you again next week! #BigTopBlogParty

    • mrsdmeeks

      Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie!?!? Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lysa

    Theses peanut butter cookies look delish but I’m stuck on your pink mixer! I so want a pink mixer! Where in the world did you find it? Thanks so much for stopping by and linky up with us at Party Under the Big Top!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus
    #BigTopBlogParty

    • mrsdmeeks

      ๐Ÿ™‚ My dad got it for me for Christmas this year!! It’s awesome!! Have a great week!!

      • Lysa

        It is totally AWESOME! I love your Dad for getting it for you! That is something my Daddy would do too!

        xx
        Lysa

  5. The Mad Mommy

    Those peanut butter cookies look AMAZING! The last cookies we made were good ole chocolate chip and they always turn out!

    Thanks for sharing at the #SHINEBlogHop!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Mmmmmmmm chocolate chip are always a favorite!!

      Have an AMAZING weekend!

  6. Keitha The Bajan Texan

    The peanut butters looked amazing! that fail was pretty funny! at least they tasted good right? thats all that counts in my book! Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday!

    • mrsdmeeks

      The peanut butter cookies were awesome, and the Benne Wafers were tasty…even if they were wrong/ugly! hahaha

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