A new house means new ideas. Since moving into our house in November our to do list seems never ending. There’s really nothing that needs to be done, just a lot of stuff we want to do. As soon as the warmer weather rolls around I would love to get rid of the yellow paint in the kitchen, I’ve just never been a fan of the color. There’s also the issue of carpet in the bathrooms? Why they did that, I have no idea. Sometimes I bake to ease my mind. The other night I was up late making these delicious homemade nutter butter cookies. Forming the filling for each sandwich cookie really relaxed my mind.
I normally read to relax, but the new book in favorite series only comes out April, 1st. I’m counting down the days, AH! Today I’ve been planning everything I want to do to our new home. From the walls and flooring to the furniture and decor. If you’ve never used houzz for home decor planning, you’re missing out. Some of the items they have listed are outrageous in price but it helps you define your style. I’m sure you could find something similar for a much smaller price tag.
I honestly hate spending extra unnecessary money. My boyfriend and I are DIYers. We try to do everything ourselves, as much as possible. We love the rustic Pottery Barn furniture, but don’t like the price tag (who does?). We recently just built a bed frame for our master bedroom. It was super easy and only took around 3 days (shorting than the shipping time). Did I mention it cost us only $80 compared to over $1,000 for practically the same bed frame.
The hardest thing about spending money for me is… I like it now but will I like it months from now. I love change, I hate when things remain the same for too long. If you’ve followed my blog, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I’ve probably changed the design of my blog over 10 times in the 13 months that I have been blogging.
One thing that will never change is my love for baking and cooking (that’s a promise). Now get in the kitchen and make these cute homemade nutter butter cookies.
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, ground to a flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbs. graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tbs. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- In a small bowl cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy.
- Mix in egg, salt, and peanut butter until well blended.
- Add oat flour and all purpose flour to mixture and combine.
- Form into teaspoon sized rounds and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
- For for filling, cream together peanut butter, powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs, milk, and vanilla.
- Once cookies has been removed from oven and cooled top one cookie with a teaspoon of filling.
- Sandwich another cookie on top and enjoy!
- *If filling isn't coming together add milk tablespoon at a time.