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Daisies, Scots and Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello, dear ones! After nearly two weeks of rain I am oh-so-happily writing to you as glorious sunshine streams in my room. Windows have been flung open and all I can hear is the wind in the trees, the stream gurgling, and birds singing like mad. Amazing.

It’s been a good week in spite of all the dark, grey days. I stocked up on all sorts of fabulous books and movies at the library, planned a trip to the Scottish Highland Games this weekend, and every day I got to come home to these cheery daisies blooming merrily outside my door.

My spearmint plant is growing tall and strong, and I’ve loved brewing fresh, minty tea with the leaves.

Sunshine glowing through the bushes on the creek bank delighted me no end this evening!

After a a lovely sunset amble down my road, I had a little picnic with tuna and fresh dill sandwiches on dark rye bread from the Russian deli…

…and wonderfully chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. I got the recipe from Tia–an amazing baker at Buttercream Barbie–and I’ve made them twice in the last month because they’re just so yummy! This time around I halved the sugar and they’re still marvelous.

What is one thing you’re looking forward to doing this weekend? I’m so excited about the Scottish festival on Saturday. Nothing like bangers and onions, Celtic music, and beefy lads in skirts throwing logs around to brighten my day. πŸ™‚

Happy weekending!!

Krista’s Tuna On Rye

Ingredients:

1 can albacore tuna, drained

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

2 Tbsp mayonnaise

2 slices dark rye bread

2 tsp grainy Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. In small bowl mix tuna, dill and mayonnaise until well blended.
  2. Spread bread with Dijon mustard and top with tuna mixture. Sprinkle with fresh dill and serve.

Tia’s Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 24 | adapted from Bon AppΓ©tit Sept 1999

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup golden brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in medium bowl.
  3. Using moistened hands, form generous 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie into ball. Arrange on 2 ungreased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake cookies until puffed, golden on bottom and still soft to touch in center, about 12 minutes.
  5. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.




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claire - You take very beautiful photos! πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Claire! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you like them. πŸ™‚ I love the clever things you do with “junk”.

Ksenia - I expect this weekend to be better (or at least more exciting) that the week because I have the birthday party of a friend ^^ At least we will all switch off for some hours. Some of my classmates have almost living in the library during the past two weeks (which makes me wonder if I’m studying too little O.o)

I’ve never tried flourless peanut butter cookies πŸ˜€ I did once an almost flourless chocolate cake, and it turned out great (being almost all chocolate, could it be otherwise? :P)

Duchess - quickie… is the cookie recipe you posted with or without half the sugar??

RamblingTart - Oh, birthday parties are a lovely thing to look forward to, Ksenia! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a jolly time and a nice break from your studying. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - This recipe is the original, Duchess. πŸ™‚ I used 1/2 cup sugar in mine. πŸ™‚

Tia @ Buttercreambarbie - Oh, I’m SO glad you like them. They are a fave around here too. Love your pictures and your writing. Take care and have a great weekend. xoxo

mlle paradis - OK might have to make this whole lunch for the hubby-man next week. The cookies look so easy!!!!! I’ll let you know what the most discriminating eaters in my house have to say! Have a great weekend Krista!

Chef Dennis - first of all incredible images!!! what a perfect tuna sandwich and those peanut butter cookies…I want them!! I love that they are flourless….must be oh so peanut buttery!!

RamblingTart - I sure do, Tia! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you like the pictures and writing. I hope your weekend is wonderful. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - The cookies are crazy easy, Paradis!! I love that. πŸ™‚ Hope your man likes it all. πŸ™‚ Hope your weekend is sunny and beautiful. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you so much, Dennis! I’m very happy you like them. πŸ™‚ The cookies are wondrously peanut-buttery. Mmm. I just ate the last ones this morning and I’m already craving them again. πŸ™‚ Off to visit your blog!

elra - Oh my, can get over how the humble cookies turn into something so scrumptious through your lens.

RamblingTart - Oh thank you, Elra! That’s so lovely of you. πŸ™‚

Mary - What a lovely post. I could get lost in your gorgeous photos and the cookies sound wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

Joanne - If had all of these flowers and greens outside my house, I would be endlessly happy as well! And, of course, if I had a batch of these PB cookies…which look amazing!

Velva - Love it! Glad the sunshine has finally arrived. Enjoy!!!!

Mary - Gorgeous photos! I think the rain is on its way here for the weekend, but that’s okay, because I have to pack. No doubt I’ll find my way into the kitchen too, though!

RamblingTart - Thank you, Mary! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad they give you joy. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Aw, thanks, Joanne!! They’re awfully yummy, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚ And yes, all this greenery makes my heart happy. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Me too, Velva!! It was a gloriously sunshiny day yesterday. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh, happy packing, Mary! I hope your weekend is productive and happy. πŸ™‚

Kitchen Butterfly - Those cookies look delicious and the one thing I appreciate about this season are the blooms and blossoms…

RamblingTart - Thank you, dear Ozoz! I love the blooms and blossoms too. πŸ™‚ SO cheering!!

RamblingTart - Thank you, Katie! I’m happy with how it turned out too. πŸ™‚ I’m a huge peanut butter fan as well. Yum!!!

Deanna - I am swooning over your tuna salad recipe. I will be making this tomorrow for lunch.

pharmacy technician - Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

RamblingTart - Oh thanks, Deanna! I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, pharmacy. πŸ™‚

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