Almost two weeks ago, I sent a batch of cookies with a friend to share with his family. I got the report back that they absolutely loved them! I got to thinking that most people here in Peru don’t generally eat homemade cookies. They enjoy packaged sweets like Oreos, chips ahoy, vanilla cookies, and so many others. But moms don’t have a plate of warm cookies and a tall glass of milk waiting for their kids when they get home from school.
For my friends’ birthday last week, I thought about making and baking a cake to take. But, the bus ride is long, I am not always assured to have a seat and the temperature is uncontrollable. Cakes can topple, melt, slide and generally arrive destroyed! Instead, I decided to make a variety of cookies to share as the birthday dessert.
I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies, honey pecan snaps, and these peanut butter munchies. I must say that the entire time I was preparing the peanut butter munchies, I kept saying to myself, “this is the first and last time I make these.” Why? I felt like there was a lot of handling of the doughs and they were time-consuming to prepare. I just didn’t feel as though they would be worth it.
I was proved wrong when they were the coveted cookie after lunch was over. I was asked to make them again the next day for another friend’s family. I was asked to make them so a little girl could take them to school and sell them. I suppose that was the first time to make them and not the last. These were excellent cookies when you want one that will impress!