The Pre-Bake Pep Talk:
Maureen: OK. Let’s make some cookies.
Nicholas (9): Are we making chocolate chip cookies, like we always do?
Maureen: Nope. We’re tying something different. Peanut butter and chocolate.
Nicholas: Yum. Sounds like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, in a cookie.
Maureen: We’ll see.
The Post-Bake Debrief:
Maureen: They’re much flatter in the book. These are all puffy.
Nicholas: You’re right. They don’t look like the ones in the book at all.
Maureen: Also, I just realised that while they had vanilla in the ingredients list, they forgot to include it in the instructions. So there’s no vanilla in these, even though there should be.
Nicholas: I can definitely taste that there’s no vanilla.
Maureen (laughing): No way. I don’t believe that. It does make me worry that the book hasn’t been proofread, which might be a problem down the line. What do you think of them?
NIcholas: They’re delicious. They’re like the peanut butter cookies you make, but with chocolate too. I really like them.
Maureen: They might be best straight out of the oven when the inside is still all soft and warm.
Nicholas: Maybe next time when we make them, we should criss-cross them with a fork, like we do with regular peanut butter cookies.
Maureen: Good idea! That would make them flat, like they are in the book.
Nicholas: We should definitely make them again, though.
Maureen: Yes. For sure.