Crispy Peanut Butter cookies are speckled with milk chocolate covered M&M’s Peanut for a sweet and nutty melt-in-your-mouth treat!
Happiness is defined by Rousseau, albeit somewhat tongue in cheek, as simply a good digestion, a good bank account, and a good cook. Given my profession, which is equal parts critic, sommelier, and self-taught cook, this is something I must wholeheartedly ascribe to – even if somewhat cynically.
One of the hallmarks so far this season, albeit somewhat unintentionally, has been a focus on the fresh and the new, which ties right into that definition of happiness. It happens that way each spring here at Living the Gourmet since we kick off season each year with a pair of birthdays, my own and my daughter’s. As a result, we have two excellent excuses to keep the party going from the start of March right through April, meaning seasonal desserts and plenty of our favorite spring dishes are always on hand.
However, in-between plating for photos, and crowd favorite desserts for our birthday parties, such as our recently posted Grain Cake, one of my own personal favorites is something a few magnitudes simpler.
For example, on relaxed mornings, or as a treat after a rushed breakfast, something as simple as a fresh baked peanut butter cookie can be precisely what I’m looking for to set a favorable tone for the day. Especially during busy seasons such as this, taking little moments for oneself can help keep that all important balance between work, stress, and maintaining one’s basic humanity.
That said today’s recipe couldn’t be simpler. With a base of basic brown sugar and peanut butter, enhanced with vanilla extract and a copious helping of Peanut M&M’s for crunch and texture, these are a seasonal delight that I love having on hand.
Check this delicious recipe on how to make your own Peanut Butter! It’s easier than you think and so good for you too!
Enjoy with Love!