To save countless parents, such as myself, tears of frustration, my son’s school decided to nix traditional school fundraisers.
No candy sales. Sweet!
No wrapping paper sales. Wrappin’ it up!
No ridiculous do-dads. Boo yah!
However, this is a public school in an under-funded urban school district.
So the school puts on an annual auction. Which is an awesome idea, except that I can’t afford to attend my son’s auction. Possibly because I have to pay for all day Kindergarten for him (and there is no half day option)? Or possibly because the $75/couple charge includes drinks (which I will not drink) and dancing (which Professor X will not partake in)?
I did, however, contribute an auctionable item. Other than Speech services, I am good for about one thing. Baking. So I volunteered to make a batch of cookies per month for one school year to the winning bid.
I’m really curious what it went for…
Here is month #1 of Auctionable Cookies: Peanutbuttery-kissy Cookies. Hope they taste as good as they look!
Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies
Cream these ingredients together
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
Bake at 375 until just barely tan colored (almost under-cooked). I never figured out how many minutes this was, thus the many tan and brown colors you see in the above picture.
Add kiss to the top and push down gently. Literal kiss is optional.
Let cool completely.