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August 20, 2010

Macaroons and Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies and Coconut Macaroons

So! We packed up all of our belongings, double checked every drawer and cabinet and room, put everything in a Uhaul and drove across the country with a puppy and a smelly hedgehog.

And I forgot all of my bowls and bread pans in my old apartment. I have no idea how I managed to do that, since I packed up other things from the same cabinet, but sometimes these things happen.

Anyway, I quickly replaced the bowls, because trying to beat eggs in square tupperware containers is not my idea of a good time. Also, I needed to make some cookies to take to a BBQ that one of Jon's classmates was hosting, and you just can't make cookies without a mixing bowl.

I've been wanting to eat coconut macaroons for weeks, so I knew from the start that I was definitely going to try my hand at a batch of those - especially because I've always been told how amazing my gram's macaroon recipe is. I wanted to make a second batch of more typical cookies as well, just in case some people at the BBQ hated coconut. I eventually went with peanut butter cookies, just in case someone else decided to bring chocolate chip.

Of course, then I had to decide what recipe I would use for the peanut butter cookies, because I immediately found 3 different ones. I went with the cake mix based one, just to be lazy since I was already making macaroons as well.

I'll post both recipes over this weekend, along with a link explaining how to temper chocolate and make it nice and shiny.

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