Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Peanut Butter Criss Cross
Yeah, more cookies! Love that. I put together a half-batch of the dough this morning before I went to work. It was very soft when it went into the refrigerator and it was firm, but by no means hard, this evening when I baked a few off.
I baked a small sampling of the cookies - a mere dozen! I shall enjoy these for the next few days. I plan to roll out the rest and flash freeze them. They will then be placed in a Ziploc bag for future baking. I think I need to flatten them with the forks before I freeze them. I don't know if I will roll them into the sugar first or not. I think it will be a waste of time to take that step as I would anticipate the dough absorbing the sugar while it is in the freezer. I'll ponder that option deeply before proceeding.
After I bake them I plan to fill them with some chocolate ganache I have in the freezer. I think peanut butter chocolate ganache sandwiches will be indescribably delicious!
I liked these cookies quite a bit. It is funny, isn't it? I think that if a peanut butter cookie does not have a cross-hatch design on the top that it is less of a cookie. Some traditions should never be ignored!
It took me about five minutes to pull together the dough - including peanut butter measurement - so I am quite pleased with this recipe. Jasmine Cuisine selected this recipe and she has posted it here or you can find it in the Book on page 78.