I awoke this morning feeling bold. I thought to myself, today I will do it, today is the day that I make vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. What? You don't think that's bold? You're crazy, that is enough sweet to rot your teeth if you even cast them a longing glance. So much sweet that you'll need to chug gallons of water to regain your body's natural stasis.
Perhaps I should back up a bit here. A few years ago I couldn't bake to save my life. Then I became pregnant. I knew that I couldn't be one of those mothers who picked up birthday cakes at the grocery store (didn't want to anyway) because there isn't a large selection of vegan baked goods in Wyoming. So, I decided that it was my duty as a mother to learn to bake. Coincidentally I happened to discover EnerG Egg Replacer (they should really be sponsoring me by this point don't you think?) and the Joy of Vegan Baking. Suddenly I could do no wrong.
Now I bake and I get creative. I toss ingredients in at will. Coconut, sure. Candied pecans, why not? Then I had the very unoriginal idea to combine peanut butter cookies with chocolate chip cookies. Yet, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Dare I say that it just seemed to be too much. So, for about two years I have been working up the courage to make this combo, the combo that is almost certainly tempting fate.
When I awoke this morning I knew the time had come. Before I could talk myself out of it I dove in. I did it. I made my daughter help me...is that bad parenting or awesome parenting? Let's not dwell on it.
I did make the cookies small, for heaven's sake. I am not without my mercy. So, are they good you ask? Yes, to be certain, but with great power comes great responsibility. I will share 98% of the cookies, getting them as far from my home as quickly as possible.