Home Sweet Home Magazine - December 2021

▶ ▶ ½ teaspoon vanilla ▶ ▶ 1 egg ▶ ▶ 36 chocolate kisses or other candy 1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. 2. Beat the butter until fluffy. Then add peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat two minutes. 3. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix to combine. 4. Add in dry ingredients and mix just until the dough comes together. 5. Roll into one-inch balls and

An Organized Kitchen While there is something to the argument that creativity is born from chaos, an organized kitchen will save you time and money, allowing you to focus on the fun part of baking rather than hunting down supplies. Canisters Rely on canisters to store your flour, sugar, brown sugar and powdered sugar. This will keep them dry and protected from critters. Totes Gather your specialty baking goods, such as cookie cutters, spritzer and candy thermometer— those things you only use while you’re baking. Keep them together in an easy-to-locate tote. If you have an array of specialty tools for things like cake decorating, break the organization down into smaller totes. Spices It’s never fun to dig through the spice cupboard in search of nutmeg or cloves. Keep your spices in clearly-labeled jars. Line them on a shelf, put them on a spice rack or place them in a basket in the pantry.

a baking station by placing measuring cups and spoons in a drawer near the mixer. Clear a cupboard in the same area for baking pans, as well. Try to keep everything within reach for easy access.

Recipes Peanut Butter Delights

These are a favorite across the country, with the quintessential combination of chocolate and peanut butter. ▶ ▶ 1 ¼ cup flour ▶ ▶ ¾ teaspoon baking soda ▶ ▶ ¼ teaspoon salt ▶ ▶ ½ cup room temperature butter ▶ ▶ ½ cup peanut butter ▶ ▶ ½ cup granulated sugar ▶ ▶ ½ cup brown sugar

bake on a sheet pan in a 375-degree oven for 8-10

minutes, just until the edges are golden brown. Press a Kiss into the middle of each cookie while they’re still hot.

Also think about where you place items in your kitchen. Create


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