Spending an entire weekend at home sounds like absolute bliss. That is exactly why we decided to have a “Staycation” right here at home last weekend. After a crazy busy Summer and a whirlwind first week of school, we were all looking forward to some downtime relaxing together and getting recharged for another full week.
Since I had already gone to Walmart to get all of my snacks, I wanted to get creative in what we had to snack on to keep the weekend fun even though we weren’t really doing anything. The plan was “to have no plan” – and that is just exactly what we did.
Plus, I wanted to check out the new Jif Whips which has 25% less calories and fat than normal Jif peanut butter. A few minutes on Pinterest and I knew exactly what I would make… Bear-y Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies!
These cookies are absolutely delicious – easy to make and all with ingredients you probably have at home! (If not – grab them from Walmart while you are there!) All you need is one cup of Creamy Jif Peanut Butter Whips, one tub of Jif To Go Chocolate Silk, one egg, one sup of sugar, and a few chocolate chips! The kiddos can even help!
Mix together the egg, sugar, and Creamy Jif Whips. With floured hands, roll dough in to three balls – one large and two small. Place them on a lined cookie sheet and push down just a little bit – making sure to “attach” the ears with the dough.
Bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes – or until done and edges begin to brown– being careful not to burn. Let cookies cool completely.
Spoon one tub of Jif To Go Chocolate Silk in to a ziplock bag and snip the corner to make piping the ears and muzzle easier. Add chocolate chips for the eyes – dipping in to the Chocolate Silk to make it them stick – and one in the center for the nose! Voila!
I fell in love with the Jif Whips – while I was baking the cookies Midge and I dipped celery in to the tub for a snack. Delicious! I loved how light and fluffy plus the tub was great to just dip right out of – we didn’t need to dirty up any more dishes… which is nice when you are on “vacation”… even if it is a “Staycation.”
By the time Monday rolled around we all felt refreshed and ready to tackle another week. Plus we had some Jif To Go left over – so the girls happily tossed them into their lunch boxes for school. It was an absolutely perfect weekend.