Hi All! Did everyone have a great weekend? I did! I was styling a cookbook all weekend, but it was great nonetheless…why? Because the clients were AWESOME…some of the nicest, hard working people I’ve ever met. In fact, the whole team was really wonderful! It made shooting 8 straight days in a row fly by and we really had a good time shooting. The lovely women of Piccolo Chef are the people I’m referring to. The company is an Italian inspired children’s cooking school, based out of LA and run by two wonderful women, Tina and Lillian.
Tina and Lillian are two women who have worked together for years in the “serious business world” before they decided that they were going to leave their corporate jobs and open up a healthy children’s cooking school, inspired by their own children and the desire to teach them about healthy eating/cooking from an early age. They have literally spent the last few years building their business from the ground up and have truly created a wonderful thing.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Potato Chip Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 24 to 30
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 cups potato chips, crushed
½ cup jam of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter. Scrape down sides of the bowl and add both sugars. Cream together, about 3 minutes.
3. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to mix.
4. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
5. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until just combined. Add the peanut butter and mix until well combined.
6. Roll heaping tablespoon sized balls with the dough and toss in the egg whites followed by the potato chips, until well coated.
7. Place balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet (you will have to use two baking sheets). Gently press your pinky into the center of the dough.
8. Place into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minute or until cookies have spread and baked through.
9. Allow cookies to cool completely before filling with a small amount of jam. Once cookies have been filled with jam, set aside and allow cookies to set, about 1 hour. Serve.