Have you ever had a craving for baked goods in the middle of the summer, or any other time when you don't want to turn on the oven?
Me too. The struggle is real, isn't it?
It always opens up this debate in my mind:
Option A. Give in and turn on the oven, making the whole house hot and uncomfortable in the process, even worse for Dave and me since we don't have central air.
Option B. Forget about it, and "save" the calories.
Option C. Forget the calories, and go get ice cream.
Recently, the idea came to my mind to use my toaster oven to make a quick batch of cookies. I wouldn't call this a brilliant idea, since I should've thought of it much sooner: my toaster oven is, in fact, an oven. A convection oven, at that. One with a little fan in it to simulate faster cooking.
Then again, I suppose my girlish figure is glad that I didn't think of this sooner. A successful batch of chocolate peanut butter cookies later, I have now opened up Pandora's box of small-batch dessert-making in the toaster oven that I probably should have just left alone.
Since this was a small batch and I left the butter out overnight before cooking, I didn't bother with the mixer. It was super easy to make these cookies by hand in about 10 minutes or less. At the end of it, I had a plate of warm, fresh cookies, and only a few tools to clean up. Super win.