It’s hard to put memories into words; especially good memories.  The times that you could try to describe how wonderful they were, but you know nothing you say could really ever do it justice.  That’s what I have been experiencing as I reflect on my brother-in-law, Drew.  The Lord called Drew home on Monday, June 25, 2012; with no warning he was taken from his earthly home into eternity.

I hear his voice each time I think of him, “Oh hey, Nanas!” or “What up, Pooh?”  I see his smile flash through my head, and I can imagine the way he would enter a room and light up everyone and everything around him.  My heart can feel the particular way he looked at my sister, Allison, and the enormous love he had for her.  And I can barely fathom the even greater love he felt for Allison as he saw his precious baby girl, Ruby Lynn, growing inside of her.  He was an amazing man with a huge heart and a loving spirit.  He reflected the love of Christ to each person he met, and inspired those around him to be a better person.  He was selfless and giving and a really good whistler!

Drew loved Chocolate & Peanut Butter, so this cookie was made especially for him.  I know he would tell Al that her cookies are better; but, I still wanted to give it a try.  Sad he isn’t here with us, but jealous of where he is.

the Dewzy’s:

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

2  cups Reese’s, chopped

1/4 bittersweet chocolate chips, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for an another 2 minutes.  Combine, in a separate bowl, the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour.  Gradually add to the butter and sugar mixture and beat on medium-low speed until it’s all nicely incorporated. Finally add the chopped Reese’s and bittersweet chocolate chips and mix until well distributed.
I make the cookies big, so I use an ice cream scoop, but you can do whatever size you like.  Just know that if you do smaller cookies, they’ll need less time to bake.   Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the edges are nice and golden brown and the middle is a little gooey. Remove the cookies from the oven and let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for an additional minute.  Then, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
Then, do what Drew would have done:  Get a big glass of milk, a warm cookie, and eat until your Chocolate & Peanut Butter heart is content.
Happy Baking,
girl gone nom

2 thoughts on “Dewzy.

  1. Thanks for sharing this Anna! I just found your blog and love the looks of all your recipes. I’m a Mosley ’06 graduate and your new follower! Can’t wait for more yummy treat recipes!

  2. Love this Nana. We were all blessed to have known him. Can’t wait to meet Ruby Lynn and see the beautiful child their love produced.

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