The first time I ever baked from scratch it was the hardest thing I had ever done. Although I purchased all of the ingredients, I was still ill prepared and I had none of the proper tools. I used large Tupperware containers as bowls and a giant spoon to mix. When the giant spoon didn’t work, I used my hands. It took a lot of effort and at the end I was exhausted, but the results were spectacular. I succeeded in ways that I could not have imagined and many harsh critics (like my family and co-workers) told me that my creation was their new favorite cookie. I have since purchased a much more qualified mixer and decided to re-create these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for a recent dinner party. The results were fantastic and I am forever grateful to my friend Caroline for sharing the recipe.