I wanted to do something nice for Jake, so after he left for work, I decided to bake some cookies. Originally, I was going to bake chocolate chip oatmeal. However, at the last minute, I decided to switch it up and bake peanut butter. I don't remember ever baking peanut butter cookies on my own, and now I remember why. First of all, they are so messy (I can't stand the way peanut butter sticks to everything), and second, I had no clue why the tines of the fork kept sticking to the dough when I was trying to do the criss-cross pattern. They were starting to look pretty nasty, and I was getting even more frustrated and hot in my small kitchen. Finally, I remembered that a friend of mine had posted a recipe for PB cookies on her blog, and there was a trick with the fork. Sure enough, I found out that it's much easier if you dip the fork in water. AHA! Thank you mbamamamusings!!
I also discovered that peanut butter cookies do not taste like the real thing when you make them with whole wheat flour. So much for trying to bake healthy! I was foiled. Next time, I'm going to try my friend's recipe :)