Monday, February 3, 2014

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have never made peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies. I know I love all of the ingredients and I LOVE monster cookies, so why wouldn't these be good?
Norris reminded me that I often eat my morning oatmeal this way--with peanut butter and raisins mixed in--so of course it's good!
This is just a link so I don't forget about these because they are one of my favorite cookies I've ever made or eaten.

Cinnamon Braid

This is my new favorite way to use cinnamon roll dough. This turned out a really pretty loaf with several layers of gooey filling. I rolled the dough like usual--a rectangle, then filled it, then rolled it up. Then, I turned it so it was facing me the same way it is in the picture (sorry, still on the pan) and cut it in three strips, stopping about an inch from the end. I cut off a half inch from the end that was still intact to use as the "glue" on the cut end. I braided the strands (will be a little messy), then stuck them together with that extra half inch of dough from the other end.
I'm still using this cinnamon roll recipe because it's just so good.