My son is taking ukulele lessons and one of the songs he recently learnt was “I can’t help falling in love with you”, igniting a passion for the music of Elvis Presley. I do find it comical that this performer, who was seen by some as “a definite danger to the security of the United States” and “unfit for family viewing”, is now someone I encourage my young Son to watch and be inspired by.
While researching the life story of Elvis Presley further with my eager 9 year old, we discovered January was the month of his birth, that he was a dedicated student of karate and that his father had spent time in jail for writing a bad check, but what really captivated my Son, was a description of the singers favorite sandwich. So for dinner the following evening, I browned a Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon creation in a little butter, and made cookies for dessert.
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
2 cups chocolate chips
Heat oven to 365F.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour and baking soda, mix until just combined. Stir in the candy-coated chocolate pieces and the chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with a non-stick baking mat. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes