It’s been weird being in moving limbo the last few weeks. I definitely don’t like having all my pans packed up. And all my stuff boxed away. But I’m almost unpacked. At least the boxes labeled pantry are in the pantry. That’s pretty close. I have a long way to go on getting that all organized.
Since I’ve been blogging, I’ve been storing things anywhere I could find a spot and now I’ll finally have a place where I can see my supplies in a central location. And I’m way excited. It’s been kind of like Christmas unpacking things already and finding five years worth of stuff I didn’t even remember I had. Out of sight is definitely out of mind. But not any more.
The first thing I unpacked though were my baking pans. A good place to start. Especially since I have a new oven to work. One 18 years newer than my last one. Yikes and Yay! I was actually kind of nervous … like meeting someone new and hoping you’ll be good friends. But you have to hang out together for a while first to find out.
So, I decided to break the ice with a cupcake recipe I make all the time. I thought it would be a good way to see how it compares to my old oven in terms of baking times and such.
So far so good.
And I made chocolate and peanut butter frostings to go with it.
And whipped up some peanut butter cookies to go on top of it.
But, that was really just an excuse for me to try out some basic cookies in the oven, too.
So I stuck them on top of the cupcakes.
I rolled chilled cookie dough into small balls and then rolled balls with peanut butter chips in my hand, instead of stirring them into the dough to make sure each little cookie was well covered in chips.
Oh… and the frosting. Peanut butter and chocolate. I’m easy.
Place a decorator bag fitted with a 1M tip into a large glass and spoon even amounts of chocolate and peanut butter frosting on each side.
Fill the bag, twist off the end and squeeze evenly until the frostings fill the tip.
Then pipe pretty swirls.
And put a cookie in it.
And then take it out and eat the cookie.
And then eat the cupcake.
And then keep eating. I mean share with friends.
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES