Boredom could lead to sweet treats

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Cosette Adams, School News Editor

Are you bored with sitting on your couch watching Netflix all day all day? Me too! If you want, you can get up off the couch and use your free time to make your mom something amazingly delicious this Mother’s Day, or just want to treat yourself to some amazing cookies

Keep reading to discover recipes for some delicious cookies!

Easy Sugar Cookie

These easy to make sugar cookies (found on allrecipes website) will melt in your mouth, just don’t forget to add vanilla extract or it won’t taste quite as good (trust me).

Prep: 15 min

Bake: 10 min

Servings: 48

Ingredients:

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

1 cup butter (softened)

1 ½ cups white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

Step 2:  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 3:  Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Sugar cookie recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com

Ms. Fields Peanut Butter Cream-Filled Cookies

These cookies will fill your mouth with a smooth, creamy peanut buttery taste. These may take a little more time, but let’s be honest, what else do you have to do? This recipe is for more experienced bakers

Prep: 45 min

Bake: 13-15

Servings: 36

Ingredients for Cookies

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 ½ cup all purpose flour

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup light brown sugar (firmly)

¼ cup salted butter (softened)

1 ½ cup confectioners sugar

1 cup quick oats (not instant)

1 egg

½ tsp baking soda

Ingredients for Filling:

¾ cup smooth peanut butter

2 tbsp half-and-half

Step 1:  Preheat oven to 325-degrees F. In medium bowl combine flour, soda, cinnamon and oats. Mix well with a wire whisk. Set aside. 

Step 2:  Cream sugar and butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed. Add the flour-oat mixture, and blend at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix. Separate dough into two balls, flatten them into disks, and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap or a plastic bag. Chill 1 hour. 

Step 3:  On floured board using a floured rolling pin, roll out one disk to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut cookies with a 2-inch round fluted cookie cutter dipped in flour. Repeat procedure with the second disk, reworking scraps until all the dough is used. 

Step 4:  Bake cookies on ungreased baking sheets 1/2 inch apart for 13-15 minutes or until bottoms turn light brown. Transfer immediately to a cool, flat surface with a spatula. When cookies are cool, spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter filling on the bottom side of a cookies. Top with another cookie-bottom side toward the filling-to make a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies and filling.

Ms. Field’s recipe posted to MM-Recipes Digest by [email protected] on Jul 07, 99