Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Weather Troubles

The weather has been so weird lately. One minute it's sunny, humid and intolerably hot and the next minute the sky breaks open and rain is falling for the next hour. And then the sun comes out again and it gets all hot and humid, again. That is not baking weather. At all.


And I feel like baking. I feel like having cake or cookies but the thought of the oven being on at 350F for more than an hour is just the thing to get me out of my baking mood. So I look at blogs and check out ice cream and sorbet recipes and I'm always missing one key ingredient. Why didn't I think of this when I made my shopping list last weekend?

OK, enough of this feeling sorry for myself. I made these peanut butter cookies a few weeks ago, with every intention of sharing them with you but other things had to be done and they've been patiently waiting their turn. I'm not usually a big fan of peanut butter in baked goods but peanut butter cookies are the exception.

Maybe it's the crispy, crunchy factor that I like in these or maybe it's the chocolate chips but in any case I like these a lot. So much that, I wish I had some right now. So much that I might brave a 350F oven for an hour or so. Oops, out comes the sun again... No, no baking for me today. Excuse me while I get my ice cream recipes out and go make a shopping list.

For the recipe, visit Deb over at Smitten Kitchen.


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20 comments:

lemontartlet said...

The weather has been so warm! It's funny that your weather there sounds like Florida weather here.

Gigi said...

It's been in the 100's or the low 60's here. It starts off cool and by the time I gather the ingredients I need to bake with it's hot again. Once it's hot I no longer want to bake. But the cookies you made are delicious and I know this from personal experience. I made them the day after she posted them. These cookies will certainly put anyone in a good mood.

Allison said...

I totally agree with you about not baking in this heat. But, like you, I'm really missing it!

Manggy said...

I knew there had to be an upside with living in tropical weather-- I'm perfectly accustomed to baking in extreme heat :) Actually my oven is a well-sealed electric oven, so there's not a lot of leakage except when I open the door.
I'm a fan of peanut butter in any baked good, so of course I'm loving your cookies! Can't wait to see your ice cream :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

LyB, these look so good! I love peanut butter and the problem is NOT eating the entire jar before actually baking something with it... :)

ChichaJo said...

I can relate on the heat...it's been so hot here! And we are supposed to be having rains already...

Well, those cookies sound like they can cheer anyone up!

Grace said...

mother nature is so fickle. there are very few things for which i would turn on my oven when it's as hot as it has been lately. i'm afraid peanut butter cookies are not on the shortlist, but they do look awfully good. :)

vibi said...

You and I must be on the same wave length, I also have been craving cakes and cookies but haven't done them for fear of baking along with 'em... And again, I too am feeling the trigger of ice cream and sherbet making. I guess I just need a kick in the BEEP!
So, I do like you and surf the recipes others have been doing in the hopes of feeling full without having to make them: THANKS FOR THE COOKIES, they were amazing! LOL
P.s.: Now I'm making sure this comment gets to you... for the raspberry friendly French Brownies one WAS to be sent to you. I checked all others and none of 'em made me feel like saying: great minds think alike!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Beautiful cookies. In my book, it's never too hot to bake cookies.

Kevin said...

Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites and your look really good!

Bellini Valli said...

We haven't had the overly hot weather yet so the oven might still go on:D

Elle said...

Oooh, those look good! Earlier in the week, during our heatwave, I naturally got the baking bug and baked 2 different kinds of muffins. I never have everything for ice cream, either.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Crispy, crunchy, and studded with chocolate chips. No wonder you wish you had some now!

Laura said...

I am right there with ya....on the "always missing an ingredient"..I just bought hot dog buns for a bbq, but forgot the hot dogs. Case and point.

just came across your blog..really loving it!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

They look cute - like little rounded clouds of peanut delight...

Ginny said...

Haha! I know that feeling...I really want to bake a cake but I just discovered we have no flour! That would help! Cookies look delicious!

nicisme said...

They look very nice indeed!

Katie said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!


Peanut butter cookies don't last around here more than a day.

Sharon said...

I'm the worst about missing just one ingredient. Trips back to the store typically run me an extra $20 with all the impulse purchases! These cookies look amazing.

Elle said...

Oooh, I'd like a stack of those, now. They look perfect.

And during our heatwave? My thoughts turned to baking, naturally. Made two batches of muffins. What is wrong with me? :)