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July 31st

Peter the birthday boy

My friend Peter had a birthday when I was in Africa. While I managed to bake for AJ and Gregg’s summer birthdays — the other two in the Bagel Boy Trifecta — I completely forgot Peter. Ouch. Thankfully I made it up to him this morning with a tray of snickerdoodles, per his request.

glimmer of butter

I used this recipe and they were a hit. Honestly, I think Peter was almost more thankful for the peanut butter brownies I baked as a distraction for AJ. With chocolate on the table, Peter didn’t have to worry about sharing his cookies.

pb brownies
brownie top

* Breakfast of champions — unless you are in China, and then your Olympic glory also comes with a side of smog. Yikes.


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14 Responses

  1. I want to reach in that picture and grab one of those peanut butter brownies – holy moly, they look good! (My breakfast was scrambled eggs with leftover pesto. The idea was a little better than the execution.)

  2. I love snickerdoodles! One of my fave cookies. Mmmmm. You’re so sweet–no pun intended! My breakfast was a Jamba Juice. (I can make them at home, so why do I stop on my way to work and pay them? Who knows!)

  3. LOVE snickerdoodles!

  4. I love that top picture where you can see the steam coming out of the coffee cup. This post makes me think maybe I should look around for a bagel place to stop at on my way to work. 🙂

    Those snickerdoodles look yummy! I printed out the recipe.

    Holy smoke, or rather, smog! They should have thought about the pollution when choosing Beijing as a location.

  5. Tina in Duluth July 31, 2008

    I think I’ll go make some coffee…

  6. Rebecca July 31, 2008

    . . . mantequilla. . . . 😉

  7. Okay, so I’ll send you some Portland green if you send some snickerdoodles. Yummy to the tummy!

  8. I always make snickerdoodles for our Christmas baking gifts! They are yummy!

  9. Haha, side of smog. Well it’s not really funny but the way you wrote it was. I love Snickerdoodles, that was the first cookie I made in Home Ec. that whole year I took it LOL. Your’s look yummy and chocolate with peanut butter, mmm. I think I’ve gained ten pounds looking at your page.

  10. Goodness! how hot is that drink!!! geesh

    Man I wish i lived closer to you… I swear i’d be stopping over for bread and desserts lol

  11. The world is sending their best athletes to perform in that smog. It makes no sense.

    I haven’t made snickerdoodles in years.

  12. I just tried to take a bite out of my monitor.

  13. I made snickerdoodles on Sunday (same recipe) and listened to the same story on NPR. We’re twins for a week. How disgusting did the air sound?

  14. These look so good and that they will satisfy my husbands sweet tooth. The snickerdoodle recipes looks very easy too:)