Ice Cream Sammies

PeanutButter and Chocolate ice cream sammies

Remember that chocolate ice cream? And those peanut butter cookies?

This is what can happen if you make them around the same time:

PeanutButter and Chocolate ice cream sammies

You can make these sandwiches and eat them right away. Or if you are planning ahead, you can make them in advance, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, and stash them in the freezer. This way you can pull out one pre-made sandwich at a time whenever you get that craving!!

PeanutButter and Chocolate ice cream sammies

Stay cool, stay sweet,

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Whenever I’m feeling lost or sad or overwhelmed by the possibilities of the kitchen and the world I pick up Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book.

More specifically, a reprint of the 1963 edition. The illustrations and highly saturated photographs are enough to brighten any day. Not to mention, any recipe in this book is bound to result in something tasty. Like these peanut butter cookies:

Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s how to make these delightfully thin but chewy cookies:

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy, it’s your choice)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars, and egg thoroughly. Blend together all dry ingredients and stir into shortening mixture. Chill dough.

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls (about 1 1/4 inch in diameter) and place on sheet, flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork dipped in flour. Bake 10-12 mins. If left unattended these cookies will disappear so it’s best to keep them in a covered container…

Peanut Butter Cookies

xoxo,

Charleston Spice Co.