Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Biscuits

Yesterday E decided he wanted to make something "sorta sweet and cookie-like" and it couldn't have any eggs because...well, we didn't have any.  He decided to make a sweet biscuit dough and add peanut butter and chocolate chips to it.  He was quite confident that they would be good and assured me that even if they didn't quite turn out the way he thought they would they'd still have chocolate chips ergo...still good.  Sound logic, I thought.  Off he went to make this creation on his own with No Help from me so  I happily amused myself with other distractions.
This is such a fun set of CDs.  I've been waiting impatiently for my turn for it at the library since a friend told me about it. It has several songs that I adored as a child - Rhinestone Cowboy, Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Let
Your Love Flow, Put Your Hand in the Hand, Rose Garden and many more.  I clearly remember singing along to Rhinestone Cowboy on my way home from riding lessons in 1975, I think I must have thought I was going to be a cowboy and, if you're going to be a cowboy why not be a Rhinestone cowboy?  It just sounds so much more interesting, doesn't it?  Just in case you can't remember it and want to hear it you could click here.  Hmm, better get back to E's biscuits before I start talking about Captain and Tenille too.

Here are Ev's biscuits in progress.  He made the biscuit dough.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup dry sweetener
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter (if I had been there while he was mixing it I would have suggested reducing that, especially as he was adding peanut butter)
1 cup milk (soymilk, nutmilk or what have you)
Mix dry.  Cut in butter.  Add milk.  Now here is the good part.  He added:
3 blobs (?!?) peanut butter (next time he would add 4 blobs)
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Mix until everything is well worked in.  Roll out and cut with biscuit cutter.  Bake at 400 for 12 minutes.
And they really were delicious, especially when they were straight from the oven and the chips were still melty.  I love having boys who, not only love to cook but, feel confident enough in the kitchen to create their own recipes.
And this morning I came down to a delightful surprise in the kitchen, not only was E up before me (very unusual) but he had made breakfast for us and cleaned up the mess.  I do so love eating food prepared lovingly by someone else.


ipsa said...

Peanut butter biscuits! What a great idea. We don't use egg in our baking, so this is really something we could get into.

Thanks for sharing. :)

affectioknit said...

Those do look yummy!

sheila said...

I am trying to convince Max to cook using your blog postings but his response was this: "Some of us like to cook, some of us like to have someone else cook for us." Sigh.

AG Ambroult said...

ooo..those biscuits look so good. thanks for sharing the recipe. I am a big fan on measuring by BLOB!

Greenie said...

Around here, we'd call these scones. I make chocolate chip scones all the time. But the addition of peanut butter...how did this brilliance elude me?

Heather said...

Shelia, I can appreciate Max's logic and I think I'm going to try it out on my family. Hmmm, perhaps with this "Some of us like to clean, some of us like to have someone else clean for us." Think that might get me more creative time and less cleaning time? ;-)

AG Ambroult, we are big fans of blog measuring too so we were delighted when we learned about Jamie Oliver - he also cooks that way.

Hi Greenie, I know, it really was quite brilliant of him. We make Scottish scones all the time but with currants or raisins. I think the great thing about new "untrained" cooks is that they come up with such innovative ideas. ;-)

Mary-Sue said...

and they were SO SO verygood! thanks for the recipe. both my kids loved them and we want to make some more!! yum.

Leigh said...

Wow, what a guy! Creative, helpful, and a good cook all rolled up into one. And I like your blog post label, "education is everywhere." "Ain't" it the truth. :)

Debbie said...

Sounds delicious, can't believe he came up with that on his own! You are one lucky mom :)

Heather said...

Thanks Debbie. I do consider myself very lucky...and very well-fed. ;-)

Mike said...

It's kinda crazy when you think about it that cookies you buy in a store are all the same size. When I have homemade cookies they are all around the same size but not prefect because a hand had to form the cookie from dough. Homemade cookies taste way better to me anyways.