I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Table is Set

 Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to the men, women, and their families who sacrifice so much to keep our country free! God Bless America!

  I wanted to share this AMAZING peanut butter cookie recipe I have used for years! I can't tell you the number of positive comments I have had on these cookies! They are just that good! I mean the recipe calls for a WHOLE jar of peanut butter, how can they not be awesome? Ha ha! They are crisp on the outside and super moist on the inside. If you like hard cookies this is not the cookie for you, but if you attack the cookies as soon as they get out of the oven (like I do) just to get the soft, melt in your mouth goodness, then here is the recipe for you! ;) I copied and pasted the recipe here, but this is the link to it on allrecipes.com.

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar ( I have used 2 cups white sugar and they still turned out great!)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg ( I use 3 eggs, so I don't waste.)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (18 ounce) jar peanut butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts ( I don't put peanuts in mine.)
  1. In a large bowl cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, yolks, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Stir in peanut butter. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Finally, stir in the peanuts. Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should look dry on top. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to cool completely on a rack. These cookies taste great when slightly undercooked.  ( First I use a cookie scoop and leave them in mounds to bake for 10 minutes, then I pull them out to put the fork indentions on top, and bake for another 3 minutes for perfection!!! This way they keep the fork indention, because a peanut butter cookie is NOT a peanut butter cookie with out them!)  :)

 Here is some cute pictures of my babies helping make (i.e. eating) the cookie dough.

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 Check out my cute table setting :) I am working on the other set of place mats and napkins tonight! Getting everything ready for Thanksgiving!!!

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I made the little place cards with my Cricut, and found the material at Hancock Fabrics for the place mats and napkins. Four place settings for $16, not bad ;). I am really loving this print too, it reminds me of Pottery Barn, or Ballard Design fabrics!

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 I shared this photo the other day on the Becoming Martha FB page and the ladies voted for me to embroider a red letter "R" on the center point. Hopefully I can get all four sent off next week!

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They felt so special to be apart of Mommy's tea party! :) It makes all the days troubles worth it!

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My handsome little man!

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Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Hey! Where is my cookie?
    LOL ;)
    Those look de-lish and the place setting are super cute. You are much braver then I.
    I can sew a straight line, that is about it.

  2. Used your recipe last night and baked them just the way you described. Incredible!! Shared them with a neighbor (who never, ever bakes!) and she has put them on her wish list for Santa! LOL

  3. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing them at Feathered Nest Friday!

  4. Yummy! Thanks for sharing :).

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  5. How fun. The cookies look yummy & I love the pretty placemats you made. Thanks for linking it up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

  6. YUMMY! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you join us again this Wednesday! Have a happy Thanksgiving!