July 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Cookies

Today kind of sucks.

Sorry.  It does.  My mom always told me not to say "sucks".  I usually keep in it my thoughts instead of letting it escape my lips.  It does make one sound uncouth, don't you think???

But I think that "sucks" is an appropriate word to use to describe the day after your husband has to leave for pre-deployment training.

SO.  Feel free to commiserate with me.  Eat these cookies.  Mmmm.  They made me feel just a bit better.

Also, I'm including some humor.  Laughter and peanut butter + chocolate is always the best medicine.  And ice cream.  And Middleswarth BBQ potato chips.  Speaking of which...I wish someone in my family would just take the hint and mail me some chips already. 

This is an incredibly easy must-make recipe.  I put all of the ones I didn't immediately devour into the freezer.  When you eat them frozen, they taste like candy bars. *sigh*

Oh, and read the funny stuff.

[I have no idea who originally wrote this.  I found it on Facebook awhile back and it still makes me bust up laughing.  Every single time.]

Random thoughts from people our age...

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV.. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Cookies

2 cups peanut butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
15 mini-Reeses' cups, crushed into smaller pieces

Mix all of the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.  No mixer needed!

Dollop by the tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.  Flatten by criss-crossing with a fork.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Let them sit on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes after removing from the oven.


Shared at:
Mingle Monday
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Made By You Monday 
Lady Behind the Curtain 
This Chick Cooks 
Sweet Treats Thursday 
Crazy Sweet Tuesday


  1. This recipe looks really good! It would be great if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!

  2. Those cookies sound so great! I love peanut butter and adding the reeses is awesome :)

  3. The best part about these cookies is that there's no dry ingredients and they come together in seconds!

  4. Thank You So MUCH for joining me last week for Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  5. OMG you are HILARIOUS. I am still laughing my *bottom* off at some of those. And now I'm going to go blow on the cartridges for my daughter's leapster games that don't work. 'Cuz it's magic.

    (Thanks for sharing with Crazy Sweet Tuesday!)


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