I’m cooking. Sleep has been coming at the strangest hours these past few weeks, and due to the wonderfully lucid waking ones I have not fought it. This explains why I’m up at this silly hour. Still up. Tomorrow I need to go and mingle with a bunch of crafters and, since last meet up I arrived late and completely forgot to bring a plate, I thought I’d make an effort to right my wrong.

The house smells like sugar, peanuts, and fruit. The windows are frosted up and there are little rivulets of water pooling on the sills. It is marvellous!

I’ve knocked over two batches already, one lot of mixed jam drops and one delicious recipe I found on Bakerella. I modified it a little because I just cannot deal with dipping things in chocolate or waiting for the dough to harden, but it was still incredibly simple!

Choc Chip Peanut Cookies - cooling down

Choc Chip Peanut Cookies – cooling down

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup choc chips
1/3 cup plain flour

The method is simple. Mix, scoop, drop, bake @ 175 for 20 minutes. Boom boom. Done! I can’t wait to see how quickly they vanish.