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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Make This: Elvis Cookies

Rachael Ray's mag entitles these cookies "PB&B Cloud Cookies," but I kind of hate the name, so I renamed them "Elvis Cookies," because after all, they are a tribute to The King.  (Peanut butter cookies with banana icing.)

Non-Memphians always associate Memphis with Elvis, while the truth is that residents of Memphis could probably care less about the guy.  This great city has so much charisma and character on its own--the fact that Elvis makes us famous kind of grates on my nerves.

But, you know what they say--if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  So here's to you, Elvis...

Everyone in our household raved about these cookies!  (Ok, that basically just means that Nick and I couldn't stop eating them.  ha.)  They are also possibly the easiest cookies I have ever made (apart from the all-time great: Pillsbury pull-aparts!), and they aren't as bad for you as they could be.  (Made with egg whites and confectioner's sugar; Only 2 Tbsp of butter in the icing!)

They are delicious straight from the oven--crunchy and airy, like that swirly candy called divinity.  But the real secret is to ice them and store them overnight.  The next day they will be so soft and airy and the icing will have set perfectly.  Oh Elvis Cookies, I can't help falling in love with you.

** NOTE: Hey, all you Highland Cookie Exchang-ers, hands off this recipe come Christmas time!! **

8 comments:

Lori said...

Yum! I might have to try those! Thanks for sharing. :)

LeslieJerkins said...

dont worry my hands are off.... bananas! yipes! (they do look very lovely though)

melanie said...

Jessie..what would it cost for you to make these for me, send them wrapped in bubble wrap? I mean those look and sound SO STINKIN good. I guess the price would be a plane ticket...cause there is no way those would travel, huh? Name your price. I will pay. Cause if I tried...it would be a ton of effort and wouldnt turn out right. I am intimidated by "sifting the sugar" anyway. :)
mel

Martha said...

glorious. I'm making them this weekend.

thanks.

don't worry, my hands are off too!

Jesse Faris said...

Mel, sifting sugar weirds me out too...I just put it in the mixer and let the beater whir through it until I feel satisfied. That counts, right? :)

Blessed said...

YUM!!!!! I want some. So, when do you do all this cooking and what time can I start popping by?

Man, I'm going to have to start searching for a new recipe now to compete with you!

Hey, did you get my message about bunko changing dates? Just let me know...

Supabloggasuprememama said...

mmmmm!

Kristy said...

Love all your recipe posts! You have inspired me to be more creative in my cooking since your visit. You spoiled me very well!


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