Rules are very important to me. I am a rule follower, always have been. When I was a child, there was no shame greater than having my name on the blackboard. And a check mark next to it? Out of the question.
As an adult, that has not really changed. The thought of a speeding ticket makes me cringe. Getting a dirty look for cutting in line….not gonna happen. Of course, some rules take priority over others.
Here are some rules that I find to be of the utmost importance:
Keep your promises.
Don’t text while driving.
Don’t be a liar.
Don’t EVER wear brown shoes with a black belt.
If you come across a recipe that combines candy bars and cookies, make it. Make it now.
So when I came across this recipe in The Sweet Potato Queens Book Of Love, I knew I had to make it immediately or I’d be risking my integrity. What do I have if I don’t have my integrity and a ton of candy bar cookies? I’m not gonna find out, that’s for sure.
Those of you unfamiliar with The Sweet Potato Queens, I urge you to get acquainted. They are hilarious. If you don’t live in the South like I do, you will probably find them even funnier than I did. There are several Sweet Potato Queen books, all of which include some really yummy sounding recipes. This is the first of many that I will be trying in the future.
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
1 stick of butter
3 running over teaspoons of vanilla
2 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter (I used creamy, it was all I had)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
20 or so ounces of Butterfingers, chopped up
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla with a mixer. Dump in peanut butter and mix. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Dump that into the peanut butter mixture and mix until blended in. Add Butterfingers and mix in.
Bake on greased cookie sheet for 7 to 9 minutes or edges are golden brown. (They did not seem done when I first pulled them from oven, but firmed up after cooling on the cookie sheet).
Make these……make them now.