When I went up to Fairbanks for Thanksgiving I had lots of time to teach myself to bake! A few of the treats below:
Blueberry Muffins (delicious Chow Recipe linked)
Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookie jar peanut butter cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup. (1 stick) unsalted butter. ROOM TEMP
1/2 cup crisco. ROOM TEMP
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup peanut butter ROOM TEMP
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Sift together flour,baking powder, baking soda, salt. Set aside
Cream butter, shortening and both sugars in a large bowl with electric mixer, at med speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in peanut butter.
Add the reserved flour mixture by the cupful, beating on low speed to mix well.
Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Press each cookie twice in each direction with the back of a fork to make a crosshatch design and to flatten to cookie to about 1/4 inch thick.
Bake in the center of the oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Using a metal spatula, transfer to a rack to cool. Store in airtight container for up to one week.
Pumpkin Crunch Cake (this one came out a little burnt) Woops…