The Messy Baker

A couple of tips to help you make the best Chocolate Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips or bake anything your little heart desires.

I love baking and I love taking pictures of desserts. I have been baking since I was tall enough to get to everything in the kitchen. I even took home economics in middle school because we got to cook/bake in class, but if my best friend from elementary school were reading this, she will probably remember that I failed home economics. I am not up for sewing buttons onto your shirt, I cannot hem a straight line and I hate cleaning anything, but, I DO love baking and I have a State Food Safety Certificate. I will do anything to improve my baking and photography skills. I took photography classes in high school because I loved taking pictures and I even got a job as a portrait photographer at Sears when I was 16 years old. So, now that I've told you a little bit about me and my baking and photography skills. I'm going to give you a few tips on baking and I hope that you will laugh out loud when you read my blog posts and feel free to comment on it.

Don't clean up your space as you go along.

Seriously, this will delay putting the cookies in the oven. Wait until you've got the cookies in the oven to clean up the flour that you spilled when you were trying to level out that cup. I don't usually make this much of a mess when I am baking, because I usually have a paper plate in front of me to contain the flour, the sugar, and the salt so that it isn't all over the counter and the floor. But, I was out of paper plates! I tried to clean everything up as I went along when I was making these Chocolate Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips, but it just made everything worse. I kept thinking of my mother and how mad she would be if this had been in her kitchen. I had flour all over the counter, then sugar got onto the floor and the Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa went up in a cloud of puff, so I gave up on trying to keep everything clean.

The Cookies are Done!

Let them cool for about 10 minutes on a rack. I read somewhere that you should remove the cookie sheet from the source of the heat (from the top of the stove) so that the cookies will stop baking. Once the cookies have cooled go ahead and eat one or two. You need to make sure they are good enough for sharing. LOL

Where did the recipe come from?

I found the recipe on the back of the bag of Peanut Butter Chips. If you want good recipes, you can't go wrong with the recipes on the packaging.