What’s Cooking Wednesday with Heather Howland
Here at Entangled, we like to read.
(Bet you would never have guessed that.)
So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.
Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!
This week: Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies
Who tried it: Heather Howland, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director of Lovestruck
Why she likes it: My grandmother makes the best peanut butter cookies. I remember being a little kid standing on a stool in her kitchen, helping her bake sheets and sheets of peanut butter cookies. My job was to make the fork impressions so the tops were nice and crispy. Even though we now all live far away, she still bakes them and ships them to my mom’s house in personalized baggies so the boys all have to share, rather than one person running off with the whole batch. (It’s happened.) With a dairy allergy in my house, though, it was up to me to come up with something just as delicious. This is what we settled on. My next goal? Swap the shortening for coconut oil!
- 1 c. peanut butter (we prefer to use half chunky, half creamy, but either works)
- 1 c. butter or shortening (if using shortening, add 2 tbsp. of water and a pinch of salt)
- 1 c. sugar (we use coconut sugar)
- ½ c. honey
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 ½ c. flour
Mix the butter and peanut butter until creamy. Add honey and blend. Add sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until smooth. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix, then add the flour and mix at medium speed until everything is combined.
Cook 1” balls at 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes.
With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Heather currently editing?
I’m currently alternating between final edits on Never Apart by Romily Bernard (Teen, October 2017) and The Rancher and the City Girl by Joya Ryan (Brazen, June 2017). These books couldn’t be more different, but I’m in love with both of them. Who wouldn’t love losing themselves in the swoony, mind-bending suspense of Never Apart, only to surface in the fun sexiness of The Rancher and the City Girl? I’m in heaven.