Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown
Written by: Paula Danziger
Illustrated by: Tony Ross
A messy desk never bothered Amber before, but now that there is a treat involved from the "Deskarina" (the desk fairy), she may just change her mind to keep her desk clean. After being passed over for the special treat and watching the other students receive their award, Amber is going to give it a try and keep her desk clean.
Amber discovers that she can put her trash in the garbage can, instead of her desk. Now things are organized and easier to find. This is a cute imaginative book on a daily issue with students and their messy desks. This book made me laugh.
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup honey
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 cup (about) fruit jelly, jam, or preserves
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt until evenly mixed. Add peanut butter and butter. Using a mixer, blend on medium speed until crumbly, about 3 minutes. Add honey and milk. Mix until thoroughly combined. Mixture will be very thick.
Roll dough into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Using your thumb or finger, press an indentation into the center of each ball, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Fill each cookie with jelly, jam or preserves. (A recycled plastic honey bear squirt bottle works well for this purpose.)
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Let baked cookies cool 10 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely. Store peanut butter and jelly cookies in an airtight container.
Yield: about 4 dozen cookies
Don't Forget The Milk!