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October 20, 2011

Now that Wednesday is over…let’s do this!

I know I didn’t mention this (on purpose) but Keith and I spent the week (starting last Saturday) house and kid sitting for a client of  Keith’s. They have 3 kids. An eight year old boy, and fourteen year old twins. It has been a blast but I didn’t want to publicly announce on the blog that Keith and I were not staying at our own house. You know for safety reasons. But since we finished today I figured I could spill the beans now!

It was a great week and there is nothing like instant parenthood to make you realize it is no joke! Seriously it was rewarding and fun and Keith and I had a great time being pretend parents, carpool drivers, sporting event spectators and homework helpers!

On our last day as parents I decided what better way to say goodbye than with cookies!!

Peanut Butter Yummies!

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies from Allrecipes

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and   salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets.  Flatten each ball with a fork, making   a criss-cross pattern.  Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.

Makes 24 cookies

And now that we have the kids all on a sugar high…it is time to give them back to their parents! Ha! We are evil, no?

What’s your favorite cookie to make?

When your parents left you with a babysitter were you an angel or a devil?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2011 7:01 am

    I usually just hid in my room when a babysitter came.

  2. October 20, 2011 8:09 am

    I was just talking to my husband last night about how unbelievably young I was when I started babysitting. I’m pretty sure I was the ripe old age of 11 and caring for multiple children, including some that were BABIES! What was wrong with these people?!?

  3. October 20, 2011 8:58 am

    Wow, that’s a lot of work. I used to love babysitting though. I babysit the little boys next door starting from when they were just little. Now they’re getting so old I can’t even believe it.
    I’m glad you had a good time, I wish my babysitters would have said goodbye with cookies. 🙂

    • October 20, 2011 10:50 am

      It has definitely been a lot of work but it has been so much fun!

  4. October 20, 2011 9:43 am

    Hello twin sister! I totally enjoyed your cookie post today! My favorite cookie is peanut butter…coincidentally! And, of course, the chewy molasses ones that I just made!

  5. October 20, 2011 11:11 am

    How fun! I remember in college when I would babysit overnight and it’s so much harder than you would think. I love making good ole chocolate chip! They’re just so comforting!

  6. October 20, 2011 2:51 pm

    How fun! I remember when I did this during the summer and you mentioned you had some substitute parenting of your own lined up. What a good mom, too – homemade cookies and all. 😉

  7. October 20, 2011 3:51 pm

    I’m with you on the not announcing your absence from your home. It makes me nervous when people announce on blogs or Facebook that their home is empty.

    Want to come on down to San Antonio and watch my kids? 🙂 I will even let you get them all sugar-hyped.

  8. October 21, 2011 2:00 pm

    I was an angel as long as I got soda! 🙂 (We only got soda when we had a babysitter)

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