A Dozen Pictures & Cookies

My cousin got married recently and the whole family was in attendance.

To avoid being interrupted during the open bar, I let my niece use my camera so that she wouldn’t tug at my dress every minute begging to play with my toy.

This week, I was playing with my camera and planned to empty out the memory card. I found more than a dozen pictures of my 3 year old niece Jazzy taking pictures of herself. It took her a few dozen shots to finally get it right.

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The 36th picture and she finally captured her whole face. Never give up 🙂



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After she was done with my toy camera, she ran around for hours.

So it wasn’t a surprised that our little darling pooped out before dinner was served.


But she woke up in time for dessert.


Just like her auntie, she loves her desserts!!


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Last weekend I visited my niece and my sister and baked them cookies. The recipe I used is adapted from Erica at Itzy’s Kitchen.


Peanut Butter (Flour) and Chocolate Chip cookies


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat white flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (I used canola and grapeseed oil)
  • 2 tablespoons flax mixed with 6 tablespoons water (or 2 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix wet ingredients in one bowl and dry in another.

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  • Combine wet & dry ingredients and add chocolate chips


  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a cookie sheet
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  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Let cookies cool for 1 minute on baking sheet then remove to cooling rack. Makes ~ 2 dozen cookies
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    My sister said it taste like Reece’s Pieces peanut butter cups.


    These cookies are not too sweet. They have a little crunch on the outside and very chewy on the inside.


    The molasses added additional flavor to the cookies. If you don’t have molasses, you can just add more brown sugar to the recipe.


    Happy Hump Day everyone!!!

    P.S. Thank you Erica for this delicious recipe. Also,  CONGRATULATIONS to her on her big announcement this week. So exciting!!!


    1. What a cute little face!! Both of you actually 🙂

    2. Your niece is absolutely adorable! Kudos to her for sticking with it until she got the perfect shot. She’d make a great blogger. 🙂

      • That’s right, she will be a great blogger someday 🙂 There are plenty of pictures of her in my blog, there’s one where she was taking pictures of her cupcakes, lol!

    3. Your niece is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Those cookies look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe! =D

    4. What an absolute cutie! She is a doll. Those cookies look great, too! I really want to make them. The description of crunch on the outside and chew on the inside is basically a description of my favorite kind of cookie.

    5. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

      Your niece is such a cutie. She is too funny. 😛

      Those cookies look so delicious yum. I love how you make it your own and they look even more appetizing.


    6. omg your niece is too cute!!!!!! How funny she took a million pics, I know my son loves taking alot of pics too when he has his camera!

      These cookies look amazing! Hope you have a great night! xoxo

    7. Beyond sweet 🙂

      This makes me miss my niece and nephew dearly…

    8. She is so cute! I wish I had cute siblings, nieces, nephews, something ha. They are sadly grown though.

      I have all these ingredients for the cookies, I may have to try them out.

    9. Heyy girl! OMG smallll world!! I was born and raised in LB 😀 I moved to Boston in 09 for work and school…I LOVE it here but miss home a lot and go back all the time!! Ha when I first started my blog it was pretty much all Chipotle..yog-land..and G-spoon ;D Your niece is freakin’ ADORABLE i can’t even handle it! Can’t wait to keep reading, thanks for saying hi!

    10. Super Yummy!!!

    11. Your niece is way too cute! 🙂 And those cookies look amazing!

    12. Oh my gosh- I think you have the cutest niece ever! What a beautiful family 🙂 And thank you so much for the shout outs. You are INCREDIBLY sweet! I need to make those cookies again…maybe today. They are some of Josh’s favorites. I meant who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate? Especially when its lightened up a bit? Enjoy your day

      • Of course, that’s what blog friends are for…help spread the joyous announcement around. Thanks again for the recipe, it’s my go to recipe for peanut butter lovers.

    13. Your niece is so adorable! I love the pictures! Those cookies look delicious!

    14. Jazzy is the cutest little girl ever! I love that she takes your camera and takes pics of herself! Classic!

    15. OMG Jazzy is ssssooooooo cute!!!!

      And those cookies look mouth-watering…

    16. movesnmunchies says:

      BRILLIANT idea to use peanut flour!! ahh!

    17. Your niece is the cutest little peanut EVER! Those cookies look delicious… Now I know what to make with my peanut flour 🙂

    18. Oh my goodness your niece is absolutely precious! What a sweet little face to find posted all in your camera =) You’re so sweet for your shoutouts =) I am so happy for Erica I just can’t stand it!

    19. Your niece is ridiculously cute and you are gorgeous! These cookies look incredible as well, do you think it’d work with almond flour and butter??

      • Hi Gillian,

        Thanks for stopping by my blog.

        I don’t have enough experience with peanut butter flour that I know what can be substituted for it. Peanut flour absorbs the wet ingredients differently, you can tell when you are handling the cookie dough.

        I have baked with almond flour but I used blanched almond flour though. I do know that when baking with almond flour, you have to add a little more oil in the wet ingredients.

        You should try it and once you mix everything, if the dough is a too dry or wet, adjust accordingly.

        Let me know if it turns out well, I would love to try it too.

    20. Looks like a fun wedding! I’m looking forward to at least one wedding this summer. 🙂

      I still need to find this peanut flour everyone is talking about. Can you get it at TJ’s?

      • Yes, I got the peanut flour from Trader Joe’s. I’m not sure though if they carry it all year long but I bought a few during the holidays for my baking marathon 🙂

    21. Omg! Your niece is SOOO adorable!


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