By taking it easy I mean I’'ve made some super simple stuff lately…fabulously easy cookies and a cute little tiered stand to put them on.
Actually, this particular stand is one I made last year; it’s more spring-ish than my latest one, so it’s the one I’m showing you! I found myself with a few mismatched juice glasses and didn’t want to just throw them out, but didn’t really have cabinet space for them. In addition, every time Target has new melamine plates, I crave them. Alas, I already have plenty of non-plastic plates, so I really don’t need more. We have lots of different melamine ones the kids use for holidays, too. I put on my thinking (also known as my justification for more plates) hat and came up with this use for them.
All you do is use E6000 (yes, I should be their paid spokesperson) to cement the plates together with the glass as a pedestal. Glass candlesticks also make a great pedestal, but mine are still in unbroken pairs, so I used what I had. I wash this by hand, but it’s holding up perfectly so far…and it’s made it through a cross-country move
I think I’ve mentioned that I send treats in every Friday with my GI Joe. More often that I care to admit, I remember this at bedtime on Thursday night. This happened last week, so I was madly searching my pantry. I found a box of Krusteaz Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookie mix from Costco, which was perfect but not enough for the whole office.
Then I remembered a recipe I came across on Pinterest called “HolyC#$%TheseAreAmazing Cookies.” Who wouldn’t be tempted to try those? The original post can be found at the Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy blog.
(aka Peanut Butter Cornflake Balls)
(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 jar (18 oz ounce) peanut butter, crunchy or smooth (I like creamy.)
- 6 cups corn flakes
- 3 oz good quality chocolate of your choice (OK, so I used Nestle semisweet chips ‘cause that’s what I had and it was bedtime)
- Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in the whole jar of peanut butter. Mix well.
- Add corn flakes to a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over corn flakes and mix well, taking care to coat all of the corn flakes.
- With a tablespoon or cookie scoop, scoop out and form into 1-2 inch balls, depending on your preference, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
- Put the chocolate in a Ziploc and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Smoosh it until it’s smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
It’s a very good thing I made these at bedtime, or I probably would have eaten a large portion if not all of them. They were…yes, amazing!
Hope you have a take it easy kind of day!