It’s shaping up to be a wacky week for weather and natural disasters here in Baltimore. We had an earthquake on Tuesday, and are now preparing for Hurricane Irene which is poised to hit us Saturday night into Sunday. According to my friend Emily, that makes this the week of the dreaded HURRIQUAKE!!! Everybody freak out!! *Composes self and moves on…*
Since Sean and I have decided (for the time being, anyway) to stay here and ride it out, we needed to stock up on the essentials in case the power goes out, which I pessimistically have a feeling that it will.
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 package chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
a few extra tbs of granulated sugar
Place the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers remain soft. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then move to wire racks to finish cooling. Once they’re cool (or not, if you can’t wait!), dig on in!